Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1985-1987)
• Stories from the archives of the Novato Advance, Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:02 PM PDT
• Law May Permit Trial of Priest in Sex Abuse Case, By Don Lattin, San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, 1994
• The Diocesan Communicator, Diocese of Marquette, December 10, 2003
in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's
place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest
listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor)
and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4
means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample
page from the Directory.
Note: The Official Catholic Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic
priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication
year. Our working assumption is that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year
as well. However, Kenedy and Sons will sometimes accept updates well into
the year of publication. Diocesan clergy records are rarely available to
correct this information. The Directory is also sometimes misleading
or wrong. We have tried to create an accurate assignment record, given the
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This assignment record collates Cunha's career history as it is represented
in the Official Catholic Directory with allegations as reported in
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This assignment record was last updated on October 3, 2011.