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Walter Emala - pedophile priest

Nashville did NOT put him on their list recently.  Why?  He was just like three of the other priests on the list -- Started in Nashville Diocese and was later incardinated into the Memphis diocese.  

Walter Emala - Pedophile priest who was shared in three states.  Tennessee, Maryland, Pennsylvania. 


Assignments of Walter Emala as taken from Catholic Directory pages pertaining to Tennessee.  After Emala was moved to Maryland to hide him there, the assignments are not listed here.  However, look below and see where he was sent in Maryland.

Pennsylvania Catholic Diocese Names Former Memphis Priest in Sexual Abuse List

2004 Accusation Not Beginning of Local Abuse Claims - This gives details from depositions of Bishop Terry Steib clearly implicating the diocese of Nashville in the Walter Emala abuse.

Narrative from Bishop Accountability

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/diocesan_lists/Baltimore/Assignments_and_Allegations_Extracted_from_Baltimore_2_on_2016_04_04.htm#Emala


REV. WALTER EMALA (DIOCESE OF MEMPHIS) – Archdiocesan files reflect that an allegation of sexual abuse by Father Walter Emala arose in 1975, at which time his faculties to perform ministry were removed. Since that time, a number of individuals alleged sexual abuse by Father Walter Emala during the mid 1970s to mid 1980s. From 1968 to 1972, he served at Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. Clare (Essex) and Sacred Heart of Mary (Dundalk). He also served at Our Lady Queen of Peace from 1959 to 1960 and from 1972 to 1975.

BishopAccountability.org listing for Walter Emala

Name
 Type
Kind of priest
Information
Diocese
Source:
Emala, Walter
  P
  Diocesan
First allegation of sexual abuse by Emala arose in 1975 and his faculties to perform ministry were removed. Since that time, a number of individuals have alleged sexual abuse by him from 1970s-1980s. Name appears on 9/02 list of priests and brothers associated with the Baltimore Archdiocese who have been accused of child sexual abuse.
  Memphis, TN

Information taken from the Baltimore Sun

The following paragraph was taken from the Baltimore Sun on September 26, 2002  as reprinted in BishopAccountability

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Walter Emala
Diocese of Memphis, Tenn.

Archdiocesan files reflect that an allegation of sexual abuse by Walter Emala arose in 1975, at which time his faculties to perform ministry were removed. Since then, a number of individuals alleged sexual abuse by Emala during the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. From 1968 to 1972, he served at Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. Clare (Essex) and Sacred Heart of Mary (Dundalk). He also served at Our Lady Queen of Peace from 1959 to 1960 and from 1972 to 1975.

Information on Walter Emala from the Memphis documents

The court documents released from the Juan Carlos Duran case show a very corrupt era that hid the abuse of Walter Emala.  Another article about Emala.