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68 Priests from SJ Parishes Included in List of Accused Clerics who Sexually Abused Minors

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The Diocese of Camden Coat of Arms

 

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (February 15, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--Earlier this week the Diocese of Camden released the following names of clerics accused of sexually abusing minors:

1. Joseph Barber

Born: February 8, 1933
Ordained: 1961
Status: Deceased
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Berlin
St. Joseph’s High School, Camden
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
St. Mary, Cherry Hill
St. Edward, Pine Hill

2. Claude J. Bender 

Born: August 6, 1932
Ordained: 1965
Status: Deceased
St. Anthony, Camden
St. Ann, Wildwood
St. Gregory, Magnolia
O.L. Star of the Sea, Cape May
St. Michael, Gibbstown
St. Thomas More, Cherry Hill
St. Matthew, National Park
St. Teresa, Runnemede
Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro
St. Michael, Atlantic City
Queen of the Apostles, Pennsville
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Ocean City
St. Rose of Lima, Newfield
Vianney Villa, Cherry Hill

3.John P. Bernard

Born: January 5, 1939
Ordained: 1962
Status: Removed from ministry
Blessed Sacrament, Margate
Annunciation, Bellmawr
Assumption, Pomona
St. Margaret, Woodbury Heights
Holy Savior, Westmont
Sts. Peter & Paul, Washington Township
Chaplain Pomona Air Base
Veteran’s Administrative Hospital, Batavia NY
 

4.Henry S. Blaszczynski

Born: February 5, 1916
Ordained: 1941
Status: Deceased
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken
St. Joseph (South), Camden
St. Rose, Haddon Heights
St. Mary Magdalen, Millville
Holy Name, Camden
St. Joseph, Somers Point
St. Matthew, National Park
Epiphany, Longport
Corpus Christi, Carney’s Point
St. Joan of Arc, Camden
St. Paul, Stone Harbor
St. Lawrence, Lindenwold
 

5.John F. Bloh

Born: October 13, 1931
Ordained: 1964
Status: Removed from ministry
O.L. Star of the Sea, Atlantic City
Holy Spirit High School, Absecon
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken
St. Bartholomew, Camden
St. Jude, Blackwood
St. Mary, Cherry Hill
Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove
St. Agnes, Blackwood
St. Edward, Pine Hill
Sts. Peter & Paul, Turnersville
St. Joseph, Swedesboro
Campus Minister Camden County College, Blackwood
Campus Minister Gloucester County College, Sewell
 

6.John D. Bohrer

Born: September 21, 1944
Ordained: 1978
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken
St. Pius X, Cherry Hill
Diocese of Santa Fe
St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Berlin
St. Peter Celestine, Cherry Hill
Advanced Studies, California
Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro
Our Lady of the Pillar, Half Moon Bay, CA
Sacred Heart South, Cherry Hill
Holy Name of Jesus, Mullica Hill
Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill
Holy Saviour, Westmont
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Collingswood
Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Collingswood
 

7. Joseph J. Brennan

Born: May 17, 1914
Ordained: 1944
Status: Deceased
St. Augustine, Ocean City
O.L. Lourdes Hospital, Chaplain
Holy Saviour, Westmont
St. Maurice, Brooklawn
St. Joan of Arc, Camden
St. Joseph, Swedesboro
Epiphany, Longport
St. Mary’s, Shelby NC
 

8. William B. Cannon

Born: January 6, 1927
Ordained: 1954
Status: Deceased
St. Peter, Pleasantville,
St. Joan of Arc, Camden
Holy Name, Camden
St. Michael, Minotola
St. Vincent de Paul, Mays Landing
St. Lawrence, Lindenwold
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Woodlynne
Queen of Heaven, Cherry Hill
St. Martin de Porres, Hammonton
Christ the King, Haddonfield
St. Pius X, Cherry Hill
Chaplain Kessler Memorial Hospital, Hammonton

 

9. Gerald P. Clements

Born: March 1, 1941
Ordained: 1970
Status: Deceased
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Berlin
Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
Holy Savior, Westmont
St. Peter, Merchantville
St. Joseph, South Camden
Director, Vianney Villa
Director, Sacred Heart Residence
Chaplain West Jersey Hospital, Camden

 

10. Norman T. Connelly

Born: July 2, 1937
Ordained: 1965
Status: Removed from ministry
O.L. Star of the Sea, Cape May
St. Rose, Haddon Heights
Cathedral Academy, Camden
Immaculate Conception, Camden
St. Peter, Merchantville
St. Patrick, Woodbury
St. James High School, Carneys Point
St. Michael, Gibbstown
St. John, Paulsboro
St. Joseph, Woodstown
Epiphany, Venice Florida

 

12. John P. Connor

Born: April 27, 1934
Ordained: 1962
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Francis of Assisi, Vineland
St. Mary, Gloucester
Paul VI High School, Haddon Township
St. Rose, Haddon Heights
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Cherry Hill
St. John, Collingswood
Diocese of Pittsburgh
St. Alphonsus, Wexford PA
St. James, Sewickley PA
Immaculate Conception, Bridgton
St. Teresa of Avila, Bridgeton
Sacred Heart Priest Residence
Chaplain Bridgeton/Millville Hospitals
Vianney Renewal Center, Dittmer MO

 

13. Michael H. D’Amico

Born: November 1, 1939
Ordained: 1964
Status: Deceased
St. Augustine, Ocean City
Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove
St. Michael, Atlantic City
Holy Spirit High School, Absecon
St. Francis Cabrini, Ocean City
St. Peter, Pleasantville

 

14. Charles J. Davis

Born: July 23, 1932
Ordained: 1962
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Monica, Atlantic City
St. Luke, Stratford
St. Agnes, Blackwood
St. James, Ventnor
Diocese of Trenton
St. Francis, Metuchen
US Army, Chaplain
Fort Dix, NJ
Fort Hamilton, NY
173 Airbase Bd/Vietnam
Fort Monmouth, NJ
St. Mary, Williamstown
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Woodlynne
Fort Benning, Georgia
HQ,172 Inf Bde, Alaska
Post Chapel, Ft Meade MD
US Army Chaplain School, Ft Wadsworth
19th Support Command, San Francisco
LaSalle College, PA
Fayetteville NY
APO, NY
Fort Rucker, Alabama
Our Lady of Victories, Crestview FL

 

15. Kenneth Demarest

Born: December 1, 1938
Ordained as deacon: 1976
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Joseph, Swedesboro
St. Joseph, Woodstown

 

16.. Vincent A. Doyle

Born: January 23, 1924
Ordained: 1949
Status: Deceased
Sacred Heart, Vineland
Holy Name, Camden
St. Edward, Pine Hill
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Berlin
St. George, Camden
O.L. of the Angels, Cape May Court House
St. Francis, Barrington
St. Bridget, Glassboro
St. Nicholas, Egg Harbor
St. Anne, Westville
St. Michael, Cedarville
St. Anthony, Waterford
St. Mary’s Nursing Home, Cherry Hill
St. Joan of Arc, Camden

 

17. Eldridge T. Evans

Born: February 18, 1939
Ordained: 1965
Status: Deceased
Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Bridgeton
Assumption, Atco
St. Mary, Salem
St. Joseph, Woodstown
San Juan Puerto Rico
Corpus Christi, Carney’s Point
St. Casimir, Woodbine
Leave – Puerto Rico
O.L. Star of the Sea, Cape May
St. Agnes, Blackwood
Diocese of Burlington Vermont
St. Bartholomew, Camden
Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro
Holy Spirit, Atlantic City
St. Anthony, Waterford
St. James High School, Carneys Point
Chaplain West Jersey Hospital, Camden
Chaplain Virtua Hospital, Berlin

 

18. Francis J. Flemming

Born: May 5, 1935
Ordained: 1961
Status: Deceased
Sacred Heart, Vineland
Puerto Rican Apostolate
Sacred Heart High School, Vineland
Christ the King, Haddonfield
St. Mary of the Angels, Haddonfield
St. Bartholomew, Camden
St. Peter Celestine, Cherry Hill
Most Holy Redeemer, Westville
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Atlantic City
St. Joseph, Swedesboro
St. John Neumann, Sicklerville

 

19. John E. Follett

Born: January 28, 1951
Ordained: 1978
Status: Deceased
Sacred Heart, Vineland
St. James, Ventnor
St. Mary, Gloucester
St. Thomas, Brigantine
St. Catherine, Clayton
St. Maria Goretti, Runnemede
Chaplain Air National Guard, Pomona

 

20. A. Richard Gerbino

Born: August 10, 1924
Ordained: 1952
Status: Deceased
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Camden
St. Francis of Assisi, Vineland
St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights
O.L. Star of the Sea, Cape May
Corpus Christi, Carneys Point
Assumption, Atco
St. Patrick, Woodbury
Chaplain Newman Club Rutgers, Camden
Chaplain Air National Guard Headquarters, Camden

 

31. Edward Gillespie

Born: March 3, 1948
Ordained: 1980
Status: Deceased
St. Margaret, Woodbury Heights
St. Mary, Williamstown
St. Mary Magdalen, Millville
Sacred Heart High School, Vineland
St. Isidore the Farmer, Vineland
Vianney Villa, Cherry Hill
Chaplain West Jersey, Voorhees
Chaplain St. Mary’s Nursing Home and Manor, Cherry Hill

 

32. Roy T. Hardin

Born: March 9, 1937
Ordained: 1964
Status: Removed from ministry
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Cape May
St. Mary, Cherry Hill
Most Holy Redeemer, Westville
St. Martin de Porres, Hammonton
St. Joseph High School, Hammonton
Assumption, Atco
St. Edward, Pine Hill
Resurrection, Marmora
St. Isidore, Vineland
St. Mary, Williamstown
Blessed Sacrament, Margate
St. Mary, Rosenhayn
St. Anne, Westville

 

33. Thomas M. Harkins

Born: July 2, 1947
Ordained: 1971
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Teresa, Runnemede
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Camden
Holy Name, Camden
St. Anthony of Padua, Hammonton
Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico
St. Mary, Cherry Hill
Holy Savior, Westmont
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
St. Stephen, Pennsauken
Immaculate Conception, Camden
Chaplain Camden County Jail, Camden
Chaplain Riverfront State Prison, Camden

 

34. James F. Hopkins

Born: March 10, 1943
Ordained: 1968
Status: Removed from ministry
Holy Maternity, Audubon
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken
Annunciation, Bellmawr
Holy Family, Turnersville
St. Vincent de Paul, Mays Landing
St. Peter, Merchantville
St. Aloysius, Oaklyn
St. Pius X, Cherry Hill
St. Maurice, Brooklawn

 

35. Frank X. Hudson

Born: September 15, 1944
Ordained: 1974
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Mary, Gloucester
O.L. Star of the Sea, Atlantic City
St. Aloysius, Oaklyn
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
Most Holy Redeemer, Westville
St. Veronica, Delair
St. Peter, Pleasantville
St. Francis, Vineland
Immaculate Conception, Bridgeton
St. Michael, Cedarville
St. John Bosco, Millville
St. John, Deptford

 

36. Edward A. Igle

Born: June 13, 1947
Ordained: 1974
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken
St. John Vianney, Deptford
Immaculate Conception, Camden
St. John, Collingswood
St. Catherine, Clayton
St. Rose, Newfield
Chaplain Cooper University Hospital, Camden

 

37. A. William Johnson

Born: August 2, 1936
Ordained: 1962
Status: Left Diocese in 1967 – current whereabouts unknown
St. Ann, Westville
St. Agnes, Blackwood
St. Rose, Haddon Heights
St. Augustine, Ocean City
St. Gregory, Magnolia
Sacred Heart, Camden
St. John, South Carolina

 

38. John P. Kelly

Born: October 28, 1930
Ordained: 1962
Status: Deceased
St. Rose, Newfield
Sacred Heart, Camden
Saint Monica, Atlantic City
Temporary Assignment Diocese of Trenton (Sea Bright)
St. Peter, Merchantville
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Atlantic City
St. Gregory, Magnolia
St. Charles Borromeo, Washington Twp.
Sacred Heart, Vineland
Assumption, Atco
St. Michael, Cedarville
Our Lady of Victories, Landisville
Chaplain Gibbsboro Air Force Station, Gibbsboro

 

39. Charles E. Kuhl

Born: October 3, 1927
Ordained: 1954
Status: Deceased
O.L. Star of the Sea, Atlantic City
Queen of Heaven, Erlton
St. Ann, Wildwood
St. Luke, Stratford
Camden Catholic High School, Camden
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Berlin
St. Peter, Merchantville
Our Lady of Lourdes Nursing School, Camden
Paul VI High School, Haddon Township
St. Michael, Atlantic City
St. Bridget, Glassboro
St. Anthony, Waterford

 

40. Dermott F. Lyons

Born: November 14, 1939
Ordained: 1967
Status: Deceased
St. Paul, Stone Harbor
St. Luke, Stratford
Paul VI High School, Haddon Township
St. Joan of Arc, Camden
St. Joseph, Sea Isle
Epiphany, Longport
St. Teresa, Runnemede

 

41. Edward Lucano

Born: November 10, 1923
Ordained: 1949
Status: Deceased
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Camden
Saint Joseph, Swedesboro
Saint Cecilia, Pennsauken
Immaculate Conception, Camden
Holy Spirit, Atlantic City
Sacred Heart, Vineland
Saint Teresa, Runnemede
Saint Peter, Pleasantville
Holy Rosary, Ashland
Saint Mary, Rosenhayn
St. Edward, Pine Hill
St. John Bosco, Millville
Resurrection, Marmora

 

42. Patrick J. Madden

Born: September 3, 1919
Ordained: 1945
Status: Deceased
St. John, Collingswood
Catholic University
Blessed Sacrament
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Berlin
St. Joseph, E. Camden
St. Rose, Newfield
St. Mary Magdalen, Millville
St. Luke, Stratford
St. Lawrence, Lindenwold
O.L. Star of the Sea, Cape May

 

43. Phillip A. Matthews

Born: May 30, 1939
Ordained: 1967
Status: Deceased
Assumption, Wildwood Crest
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Berlin
St. Lawrence, Lindenwold
Blessed Sacrament, Margate
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken

 

44. Francis A. McCloskey

Born: January 20, 1889
Ordained: 1915
Status: Deceased
Holy Spirit, Asbury Park
O.L of Victories, Sayreville
St. Joseph, Woodstown
St. Rose, Haddon Heights

 

45. Charles P. McColgan

Born: July 3, 1930
Ordained: 1964
Status: Deceased
St. Luke, Stratford
Immaculate Conception, Camden
St. Mary, Gloucester
St. Peter, Merchantville
St. Bernadette, Northfield
St. Thomas More, Cherry Hill
O.L. of the Angels, Cape May Ct.House
St. Edward, Pine Hill
St. Rose, Haddon Heights
St. Mary, Gloucester
St. Joan of Arc, Camden
St. Nicholas, Egg Harbor
Most Holy Redeemer, Westville
American College, Louvain Belgium

 

46. John J. McElroy

Born: October 3, 1958
Ordained: 1985
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Francis de Sales, Barrington

 

47. Joseph McGarvey

Born: July 4, 1925
Ordained: 1950
Status: Deceased
St. Joseph, East Camden
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken
St. Mary, Gloucester
St. Joseph, Woodstown
St. Ann, Elmer
St. Mary Magdalen, Millville
St. Maria Goretti, Runnemede

 

48. Francis J. McLaughlin

Born: September 28, 1930
Ordained: 1962
Status: Deceased
St. Thomas, Brigantine
Queen of Apostles, Brigantine
Assumption, Atco
St. John, Paulsboro
Corpus Christi, Carneys Point
St. Peter Celestine, Cherry Hill
St. Joseph, Swedesboro
St. Francis de Sales, Barrington

 

49. Joseph Orsini

Born: June 1, 1937
Ordained: 1964
Status: Deceased
St. Isidore, Vineland
Sacred Heart, Mt. Ephraim
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Camden
St. Paul, Stone Harbor
St. Agnes, Blackwood
St. Edward, Pine Hill
Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester
Campus Minister Rutgers University, Camden
Immaculate Conception, Camden
Holy Rosary, Cherry Hill
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Woodlynne
Campus Minister Stockton/Atlantic County Community College
Assumption, Pomona
Holy Spirit, Atlantic City

 

50. Peter J. Osinski

Born: February 8, 1943
Ordained: 1969
Status: Deceased
St. Andrew, Gibbsboro
Assumption, Wildwood Crest
St. Maria Goretti, Runnemede
Paul VI High School, Haddon Township
St. Lucy, Blue Anchor
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Woodlynne
Divine Word College, Washington DC
Sacred Heart High School, Vine;amd
St. John Bosco, Millville
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
Our Lady of Grace, Somerdale
St. Stephen, Pennsauken
St. James High School, Carneys Point
St. Michael, Gibbstown
Queen of the Apostles, Pennsville

 

51. Timothy E. Pisik

Born: February 11, 1947
Ordained: 1974
Status: Deceased
St. Thomas More, Cherry Hill
St. Michael, Gibbstown
St. Thomas, Brigantine
St. Mary, Salem
St. Michael, Cedarville
Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr

 

52. Walter T. Reilly

Born: September 19, 1929
Ordained: 1956
Status: Deceased
St. Agnes, Blackwood
Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Camden
St. Gregory, Magnolia
Moderator Holy Child Day Camp
St. Lawrence, Laurel Springs
Sacred Heart, Vineland
Sacred Heart High School, Vineland
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Camden
Camden Catholic High School, Camden
St. Patrick, Woodbury
St. Joseph, Woodstown
St. James High School, Carneys Point
St. Michael, Cedarville
St. John Vianney, Blackwood Terrace
St. Edward, Pine Hill

 

53. Dennis J. Rigney

Born: August 7, 1914
Ordained: 1942
Status: Deceased
St. Mary, Gloucester
St. Joseph, East Camden
St. Joseph, Somers Point
Sacred Heart, Camden
Holy Saviour, Westmont
Our Lady of Victories, Landisville
Our Lady Queen of Peace, Pitman
St. Anne, Westville
St. Pius X, Cherry Hill
St. Vincent Pallotti, Haddon Township

 

54. Philip T. Rigney

Born: December 21, 1916
Ordained: 1949
Status: Deceased
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Atlantic City
Immaculate Conception, Camden
St. Joseph, East Camden
Sacred Heart, Mt. Ephraim
Holy Maternity, Audubon
St. Joseph, Sea Isle
St. Francis de Sales, Barrington
Queen of Peace, Pitman

 

55. Glendon E. Robertson

Born: December 14, 1927
Ordained: 1957
Status: Deceased
Holy Spirit, Atlantic City
Catholic University
St. Mary, Gloucester
Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester
St. Mary, Salem
St. James High School, Carneys Point
St. Aloysius, Oaklyn
Holy Spirit High School, Absecon
St. Thomas, Brigantine (weekends)
St. Andrew, Gibbsboro

 

56. James Ryan

Born: June 3, 1940
Ordained: 1966
Status: Deceased
St. Francis de Sales, Barrington
St. Anne, Westville
St. Joseph, Somers Point
St. Nicholas, Egg Harbor
St. Margaret, Woodbury Heights
St. James, Penns Grove
St. Joseph, Somers Point
St. Michael, Cedarville
Transfiguration, West Collingswood
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken
St. Bernadette, Northfield
Transfiguration, West Collingswood
St. James, Ventnor
St. John of God, North Cape May
Chaplain Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point
Chaplain Prison Ministry, Camden

 

57. Francis L. Salamandra

Born: January 31, 1931
Ordained: 1961
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Matthew, National Park
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
St. Aloysius, Oaklyn
St. Ann, Wildwood
St. Stephen, Pennsauken
O.L. of Good Counsel, Ocean City
St. Rose, Newfield

 

58. Robert J. Schmid

Born: July 27, 1945
Ordained: 1971
Status: Left Diocese in 1978 – current whereabouts unknown
Sacred Heart, Vineland
St. Maria Goretti, Runnemede
St. Lawrence, Lindenwold

 

59. Augustine J. Seidenburg

Born: April 10, 1922
Ordained: 1948
Status: Deceased
Sacred Heart, Camden
Holy Name, Camden
US Naval Reserve
Naval Hospital, Long Island
F.P.O, San Francisco
U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk
St. Ann, Wildwood
St. Joseph, East Camden
St. James, Penns Grove
St. James High School, Carneys Point
St. Raymond, Villas
Holy Spirit, Atlantic City
St. Peter, Pleasantville
Holy Spirit High School, Atlantic City
St. Gregory, Magnolia
O.L. Star of the Sea, Cape May
St. Thomas, Brigantine
St. James, Ventnor
St. Augustine, Ocean City

 

60. Joseph E. Shannon

Born: October 26, 1926
Ordained: 1961
Status: Deceased
Assumption, Wildwood Crest
St. Bridget, Glassboro
Sacred Heart, Camden
St. Mary, Williamstown
St. Anthony of Padua, Camden
St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden
St. John, Collingswood
St. Joan of Arc, Camden
St. Michael, Cedarville
Sts. Peter & Paul, Turnersville
St. Patrick Woodbury
Chaplain Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury

 

61. Donal Sheehan

Born: July 1, 1936
Ordained: 1960
Status: Removed from ministry
Sacred Heart, Camden
St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights
St. Mary, Williamstown
St. Joseph High School, Hammonton
St. Raymond, Villas
Incarnation, Mantua
Holy Spirit, Atlantic City
Blessed Sacrament, Margate
Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House
St. Joseph, Somers Point
Post Chapel, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Sacred Heart Church, Anniston, Alabama
All Saints Church, Anniston, Alabama
Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House
St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Atlantic City
St. James, Ventnor
Chaplain Burdette Tomlin Hospital, Cape May
Chaplain Atlantic City Medical Center, Atlantic City

 

62. John E. Smith

Born: May 6, 1943
Ordained: 1969
Status: Removed from ministry
St. Bernadette, Northfield
St. Lawrence, Lindenwold
O.L. of Mt. Carmel, Berlin
St. Cecilia, Pennsauken
St. Michael, Atlantic City
Incarnation, Mantua
Holy Spirit High School, Absecon
St. Nicholas Grammar School, Atlantic City

 

63. Walter Smith

Born: March 22, 1940
Ordained: 1968
Status: Deceased
St. Casimir, Woodbine
Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House
St. Luke, Stratford
Immaculate Conception, Camden
Immaculate Conception, Bridgeton
St. Mary, Williamstown
Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove
St. Anthony of Padua, Hammonton
St. Ann, Wildwood
St. Mary, Gloucester
Sacred Heart, Vineland
St. Michael, Gibbstown
St. Patrick, Woodbury
Chaplain Cooper University Hospital, Camden
Chaplain Newcomb Hospital, Vineland
Chaplain Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury

 

64. Antoine St. Germain

Born: November 25, 1945
Ordained: 1976
Status: Deceased
Corpus Christi, Carneys Point
Our Lady of Grace, Somerdale
St. Frances de Sales, Barrington
St. Martin de Porres, Hammonton
St. Joseph High School, Hammonton
Incarnation, Mantua
St. Augustine, Ocean City
St. John, Paulsboro
St. Stephen, Pennsauken

 

65. Brendan V. Sullivan

Born: June 23, 1934
Ordained: 1960
Status: Deceased
St. Teresa, Runnemede
Queen of Apostles, Runnemede
St. Maurice, Brooklawn
Villanova University, Advanced Studies
St. Joan of Arc, Camden
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
Blessed Sacrament, Margate
Holy Spirit High School, Absecon
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon
Our Lady of Grace, Somerdale
Assumption, Atco
St. Patrick, Woodbury
St. James, Ventnor

 

66. William D. Titmas

Born: May 30, 1934
Ordained: 1963
Status: Deceased
St. Thomas, Brigantine
St. Margaret, Woodbury Heights
St. James, Ventnor
St. Joseph, South Camden
St. Stephen, Pennsauken
St. Peter, Merchantville
O.L. Star of the Sea, Cape May
Assumption, Pomona
St. Mary, Salem
St. Joseph, Sea Isle
Chaplain West Jersey Hospital, Camden

 

67. Alfred J. Vasapolli

Born: May 27, 1947
Ordained: 1973
Status: Removed from ministry
Christ the King, Haddonfield
St. Aloysius, Oaklyn
Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill
St. Peter Celestine, Cherry Hill
St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights
St. Veronica, Delair
Transfiguration, West Collingswood
St. Joseph, South Camden
O.L. of the Lakes, Collings Lakes

 

68. Patrick J. Weaver

Born: August 20, 1935
Ordained: 1963
Status: Deceased
Our Lady of Victories, Landisville
St. John, Collingswood
Corpus Christi, Carney’s Point
St. John, Paulsboro
St. Mary’s Parish, Cherry Hill
St. Joan of Arc, Camden

 

The Roman Catholic Dioceses in New Jersey are undertaking a complete review of their files so that the names of all priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of minors could be made public.

The dioceses are undertaking this action in coordination with the Attorney General of New Jersey's ongoing task force examining the issue of clergy sexual abuse.

 

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE MOST REVEREND DENNIS J. SULLIVAN,
BISHOP OF CAMDEN,
UPON RELEASING NAMES OF CREDIBLY ACCUSED CLERICS

In keeping with a promise made by the Roman Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, I am today releasing the names of 56 priests and one deacon of the Diocese of Camden who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The other bishops from New Jersey are simultaneously releasing the names of priests from their dioceses.

In the Diocese of Camden, these 56 priests are a small percentage of the more than 800 priests who have faithfully served the people of South Jersey since the diocese was founded in 1937.

As to the names on the attached list, it includes those who admitted to the abuse, those who were found guilty after a trial in the church courts or the civil courts, and others against whom the evidence was so overwhelming as to be virtually unquestionable. Most of these incidents occurred in the 1970’s and the 1980’s and involved male teenagers. It should also be noted that the majority of these priests, all of whose names have been provided to local law enforcement authorities, are dead.

In many cases, a single allegation from 30 or 40 years ago was the only such charge that had ever been made against the priest, and was received after he had died. Thus, he was unable to respond to the allegation.

Not included in this list are four allegations from the 1960’s and 1970’s that are being referred to the Diocesan Review Board for a determination as to their credibility. The Review Board, which consists mainly of laypeople who are not employed by the Diocese or any of the parishes, will be presented with all of the available evidence, and I have full confidence in its recommendations as to whether a supplemental report to include the names of other priests or deacons will be warranted.

A thorough reading of this list finds that it is in accord with in-depth reviews, such as the research study conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, which appear to confirm that the pervasiveness of this phenomenon was in the latter part of the 1900’s. For example, the last credible report of abuse of a minor by a priest in ministry in the Diocese of Camden occurred in 1995. This is not in any way to excuse what had happened – and it certainly is not to excuse the failings of bishops and other leaders in the Church at that time.

To be certain, the darkest stain on the Catholic Church in the last century was the sexual abuse of minors by priests. Unfortunately, we have all learned that this “filth,” as Pope Benedict correctly called it, was more pervasive than anyone imagined, or even thought possible.

We know the release of these names may cause others who have been abused to come forward. With that in mind, the Dioceses of New Jersey encourage victims to register with the recently announced Independent Victims Compensation Program when that program is launched in the coming months. The program will handle submissions, evaluations, and settlements of individual claims of sexual abuse of a minor. The program will operate independently of the participating dioceses. The Administrators of the program will have complete autonomy to determine eligibility of individual claims and the amount of compensation for victims who present a claim.

The dioceses worked together to establish a common statewide protocol for the Independent Victims Compensation Program to facilitate access to the program by victims. All victims, no matter when the offense occurred, will be eligible to participate in the Independent Victims Compensation Program.

The priest sex abuse scandal is not new, and neither is the Church’s response to it. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the Charter for the Protection of Children in 2002, and it has been implemented throughout New Jersey since that time. In addition, in New Jersey, since December of 2002, a Memorandum of Understanding has been in place that facilitates the reporting of child sexual abuse to local county prosecutors. This diocese has done all in its power to make our schools, parishes and ministries safe havens for everyone, and it will continue to do so.

As we have done often, we pray that God will continue to look after the victims and survivors of the priest sex abuse scandal. We ask that He give them hope, provide them with healing and bring comfort to their wounded souls.

Sincerely,

 

Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D.
Bishop of Camden

SOURCE OF INFORMATION: THE DIOCESE OF CAMDEN

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