Joseph L. Reilly
Joseph L. Reilly. Born Dec. 16, 1928; ordained May 26, 1956; dismissed from the priesthood of the Diocese of Nashville 1965; died March 9, 1981.
Note the assignment listed in the National Catholic Directory for 1964. What was Joseph Reilly doing in Warner Robins, Georgia, the year before he was removed from the priesthood?
This question deserves an answer for the people of Georgia as well as Tennessee. Did he molest in Georgia? When? Where? Did the diocese of Nashville follw the pattern found across the United States of putting pedophile priests in other dioceses with yet another group of unsuspecting people? Also, where was he until his death in 1981? Any other children molested during that time as the church kept the secret?
1957 Reilly Joseph L Cathedral of the Incarnation Nashville
1958 Reilly Joseph L Ann, St Nashville
1959 Reilly Joseph L Ann, St Nashville
1960 Reilly Joseph L Peter and Paul Chattanooga
1961 Reilly Joseph L Peter and Paul Chattanooga
1962 Reilly Joseph L Michael, St Memphis
1963 Reilly Joseph L Henry, St Nashville
1964 Reilly Joseph L On duty outside the diocese: 419 Camelia Circle, Warner Robins, GA
1965 Reilly Joseph L Absent on sick leave, 421 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN
The diocese says that Reilly was removed from the priesthood in 1965
Where was Reilly from 1965 until his death in 1981?
Died in 1981
Father Joseph Reilly was a priest of the diocese of Nashville. In order to cover up his abuse in Tennessee, the bishop of Nashville sent him to Georgia where Reilly again molested boys.
Click here for Mike Coode's story. Mike is an abuse survivor of two priests. One of them was Father Joseph Reilly.