Fr. Richard (Phillip) Mataconis, S.D.B: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Richard (Phillip) Mataconis, S.D.B

Ordained: 1956
  • 1966-1969 Unknown
  • 1970-1971 Salesian Junior Seminary, Goshen, NY (ALB)
  • 1972-1978 Secret Heart Juniorate, Ipswich, MA (BO)
  • 1979-1981 Salesian Junior Seminary, Goshen, NY (ALB)
  • 1982-1983 Don Bosco Retreat Center, West Haverstraw, NY (NY)
  • 1984-1987 St. John Bosco, Birmingham, AL (BIR)
  • 1988-1989 Corpus Christi, Port Chester, NY (NY)
  • 1990-1994 Birmingham Missionaries of the Eternal World, Birmingham, AL (BIR)
  • 1995-2013 Unknown
  • 2014 Died


Notes: Fr. Richard Mataconis was member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. In a 2002 lawsuit, Fr. Mataconis was accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys from 1968 to 1973 at Salesian Junior Seminary in Goshen, New York. As of 2002, Fr. Mataconis was reported to not be allowed unsupervised access to children. Fr. Mataconis’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1994 until his death are unknown.