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New Hampshire Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyer

New Hampshire Attorneys Investigating Sexual Assault Claims Against Roman Catholic Church Diocese

For at least seven decades, the Roman Catholic Church has relocated “problem priests” accused of sexual assault to other parishes throughout the United States to ensure they do not face criminal charges and civil accountability. Only recently have victims come forward to re-state their abuse allegations to ensure that the predatory religious leaders are held responsible for their unimaginable molesting behavior.

When church officials allow the sexual assaulter to remain in a power of position, they often continued to sexually abuse the victim or seek out others to engage in misappropriate behavior.

Not every sexual abuse survivor can speak out about the horrific assault they experienced until months or years later, if ever. Are you a sexual assault survivor and want justice? The compassionate network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help.

Our caring team of legal experts will fight to protect your rights and provide a safe place to speak openly about what occurred. Our Catholic Archdioceses sexual abuse injury attorneys are ready to listen to your story. Let our comprehensive knowledge of New Hampshire tort law build a successful case to ensure the sexual predator who caused your injuries faces severe consequences.

Clergy Sexual Assault Remains a Problem

In August 2019, the Manchester Diocese released a list of priests’ names who had been credibly accused of sexually assaulting children in the state. The church database contained the names of seventy-three religious leaders, including Father Morley.

In 2011, the church received information involving incidents of sexual assault that took place over four decades ago. Morley has since been defrocked (laicized) for reasons other than sexually assaulting underage children.

The Devastating Effects of Sexual Assault

Sexual assault victims often face lifelong trauma in dealing with what happened days, months, or years ago. Molested adults and children can develop debilitating sleeping disorders, self-injury, ongoing depression, substance abuse, and suicide, including suicidal ideation (thinking about suicide).

Young children and teenage victims might develop negative eating habits, begin living an over-sexualized lifestyle, or engage in any form of risky behavior.

Holding the Abuser Accountable

In 2003, the Manchester Diocese agreed to a $6.5 million out of court settlement to resolve most of their sexual molestation cases filed against religious leaders and the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire. The settlement resolved cases involving over sixty men and women who had alleged sexual assault involving priests and other employees.

A plaintiff’s attorney stated that the diocese did not choose to settle out of court to support the victims who had been harmed. Instead, the church resolved the cases because the courts had ruled against them in several hearings. The monetary settlement agreement paid out approximately $100,000 for each victim.

New Hampshire Roman Catholic Church Diocese

In New Hampshire, the Catholic Church is the single largest religious group of all faiths statewide. The Diocese of Manchester and its Bishop manage more than 160 Churches and thirty-five Catholic schools through New Hampshire (listed below). The Church provides services to thousands of registered Catholics living in ten counties.

New Hampshire Dioceses

Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester
53 Ash St
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 669-3100
Bishop: Peter Anthony Libasci
Cathedral: Saint Joseph Cathedral

New Hampshire Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys Are Ready to Help

Our network of lawyers knows the challenges you have in talking about the what the despicable clergy member did to you. We understand the power of the Catholic Church and how they pushed back to say that nothing wrong happened to victims.

However, with Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, on your side, you will not face them alone. We can assure you that all those responsible for your abuse will hear your shocking story at trial or when settling your case.

Let us start working on your lawsuit today. Speak to us now so we can file all the necessary paperwork. Moving forward and beginning the process can help ensure no one else is ever sexually abused by a religious authority again.

We will obtain a monetary recovery on your behalf while protecting your rights. Contact us now at (888) 424-5757. All information you share during an initial, free consultation concerning your case will remain confidential.

All New Hampshire Churches:

  • All Saints Church, Lancaster
  • All Saints Parish, Charlestown
  • All Saints Parish, North Walpole
  • Blessed Sacrament Church, Manchester
  • Chapel of the Nativity Mission Church, Barrington
  • Christ the King Parish, Concord
  • Corpus Christi Parish, Portsmouth
  • Divine Mercy Parish, Peterborough
  • Eastern Catholic Ukrainian Church), Manchester
  • Gate of Heaven Church, Carroll (Bretton Woods)
  • Gate of Heaven Church, Jefferson
  • Gate of Heaven Parish, Lancaster
  • Gate of Heaven Parish, Whitefield
  • Good Shepherd Parish, Berlin
  • Holy Cross Church, Derry
  • Holy Family Parish, Gorham
  • Holy Rosary Parish, Hooksett
  • Holy Trinity Church, Somersworth
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Ashland
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Bristol
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Plymouth
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Portsmouth
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Troy
  • Immaculate Conception Mission Church, Andover
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Nashua
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Penacook
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Concord
  • Mary, Mother of the Church, Newton
  • Mary, Queen of Peace Church, Salem
  • Mary, Queen of Peace Parish, Hinsdale
  • Mary, Queen of Peace Church, Winchester
  • North American Martyrs Parish, Colebrook
  • North American Martyrs Parish, Errol
  • North American Martyrs Parish, West Stewartstown
  • Old St. Mary Mission Church, West Claremont
  • Our Lady of Fatima Church, Andover
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New London
  • Our Lady of Grace Chapel, Bristol
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Northwood
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsfield
  • Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Merrimack
  • Our Lady of the Cedars (Melkite-Eastern Catholic) Parish, Manchester
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Rochester
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Hampton
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Seabrook
  • Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, North Conway
  • Our Lady of the Mountains Shrine, Carroll (Bretton Woods)
  • Our Lady of the Snows, Franconia
  • Parish of the Assumption, Barrington
  • Parish of the Assumption, Dover
  • Parish of the Holy Spirit, Keene
  • Parish of the Holy Spirit, Troy
  • Parish of the Resurrection Church, Nashua
  • Parish of the Transfiguration, Manchester
  • Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Manchester
  • Sacred Heart Church, Laconia
  • Sacred Heart Church, Manchester
  • Sacred Heart Church, North Stratford
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Greenville
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Lebanon
  • Saint John XXIII Church, Hudson
  • Saint John XXIII Parish, Nashua
  • Saints Mary and Joseph Parish, Salem
  • Saints Mary and Joseph Parish, Salem
  • St. Agnes Church, Ashland
  • St. Agnes Mission Church, Jefferson
  • St. Aloysius of Gonzaga Parish, Nashua
  • St. André Bessette Parish, Laconia
  • St. André Bessette Parish, Laconia
  • St. Anne Church, Berlin
  • St. Anne Parish, Hampstead
  • St. Anne – St. Augustin Parish, Manchester
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church, Manchester
  • St. Anthony Parish, Sanbornville
  • St. Augustin Church, Manchester
  • St. Bernard Church, Keene
  • St. Brendan Church, Colebrook
  • St. Catherine of Siena Church, Charlestown
  • St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Lisbon
  • St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Manchester
  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Meredith
  • St. Christopher Parish, Nashua
  • St. Denis Parish, Hanover
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mission Church, Seabrook
  • St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Litchfield
  • St. Francis Xavier Church, Groveton
  • St. Gabriel Parish, Franklin
  • St. Gabriel Parish, Tilton
  • St. George (Maronite Eastern Church) Parish, Dover
  • St. Hedwig Church, Manchester
  • St. Helena Parish, Canaan
  • St. Helena Parish, Enfield
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Somersworth
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Somersworth
  • St. Joachim Mission Church, Sunapee
  • St. John Neumann Church, Merrimack
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Manchester
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Suncook
  • St. John the Evangelist Church, Concord
  • St. John the Evangelist Church, Hudson
  • St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, Manchester
  • St. Joseph Church, Center Ossipee
  • St. Joseph Church, Hinsdale
  • St. Joseph Church, Salem
  • St. Joseph Mission Church, Northwood
  • St. Joseph Parish, Belmont
  • St. Joseph Church, Center Ossipee
  • St. Joseph Parish, Claremont
  • St. Joseph Church, Epping
  • St. Joseph Parish, Lincoln
  • St. Joseph Parish, Woodsville
  • St. Joseph the Worker Church, Nashua
  • St. Jude Church, Londonderry
  • St. Katharine Drexel Church, Alton
  • St. Kathryn Parish, Hudson
  • St. Lawrence Parish, Goffstown
  • St. Leo Parish, Gonic
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Newton
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Plaistow
  • St. Margaret Mary Church, Keene
  • St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish, Groveton
  • St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish, North Stratford
  • St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Londonderry
  • St. Martin Church, Somersworth
  • St. Mary Church, Dover
  • St. Mary Church, Hillsborough
  • St. Mary Church, Newmarket
  • St. Mary Church, Rochester
  • St. Mary Mission Church, Canaan
  • St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Tilton
  • St. Mary Parish, Claremont
  • St. Mary Parish, Rollinsford
  • St. Matthew Church, Plymouth
  • St. Matthew Parish, Windham
  • St. Michael Parish, Exeter
  • St. Patrick Chapel, Hampton Beach
  • St. Patrick Church, Milford
  • St. Patrick Church, Nashua
  • St. Patrick Church, Pelham
  • St. Patrick Mission Church, Carroll (Twin Mountain)
  • St. Patrick Mission Church, Hampton Beach
  • St. Patrick Parish, Jaffrey
  • St. Patrick Parish, Newport
  • St. Patrick Parish, Sunapee
  • St. Paul Church, Franklin
  • St. Peter Church, Farmington
  • St. Peter Church, North Walpole
  • St. Peter Parish, Auburn
  • St. Pius the Tenth Mission Church, Errol
  • St. Pius X Parish, Manchester
  • St. Raphael Parish, Manchester
  • St. Rose of Lima Church, Littleton
  • St. Rose of Lima Parish, Franconia
  • St. Stanislaus Church,
  • St. Stanislaus Church, Nashua
  • St. Theresa Parish, Henniker
  • St. Theresa Parish, Rye Beach
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Derry
  • St. Thomas More Parish, Durham
  • Ste. Marie Church, Manchester

New Hampshire Catholic Schools:

  • Bishop Brady High School, Concord
  • Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua
  • Cardinal Lacroix Academy, Manchester
  • Holy Angels Pre-School and Kindergarten, Plaistow
  • Holy Cross Early Childhood Center, Manchester
  • Holy Family Academy, Manchester
  • Holy Trinity School, Laconia
  • Magdalen College, Warner
  • Mount Royal Academy, Sunapee
  • Mount Saint Mary Academy, Manchester
  • Nashua Catholic Regional Jr. High School, Nashua
  • Presentation of Mary Academy, Hudson
  • Rivier University, Nashua
  • Sacred Heart School, Hampton
  • Saint Anselm College, Manchester
  • Saint Mary Academy, Dover
  • Salve Regina Academy, Gorham
  • St. Augustin Pre-School and Kindergarten, Manchester
  • St. Benedict Academy, Manchester
  • St. Catherine of Siena School, Manchester
  • St. Christopher School, Nashua
  • St. Elizabeth Seton School, Rochester
  • St. Francis of Assisi School, Litchfield / Manchester
  • St. John Regional School, Concord
  • St. Joseph Regional Catholic School, Salem
  • St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School, Manchester
  • St. Joseph Regional School, Keene
  • St. Leo Catholic Children’s Center, Gonic
  • St. Patrick Academy, Portsmouth
  • St. Peter’s Home, Manchester
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Dover
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School, Derry
  • Ste. Marie Child Care Center, Manchester
  • The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Merrimack
  • Trinity High School, Manchester
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