Fr. John M. McDevitt, O.S.F.S.: Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child

Fr. John M. McDevitt, O.S.F.S.

Ordained, 1966

Assignments Within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in New Jersey: Camden


  • 1967-1976: Unknown
  • 1977-1980: Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA (PH)
  • 1981-1982: Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg, PA; DeSales House, Harrisburg, PA (HBG)
  • 1983-1988: The Salesianum School, Wilmington, DE (WIL)
  • 1989-1993: Father Judge School for Boys, Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • 1991-1994: Father Judge Faculty House, Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • 1995: Unknown
  • 1996-1999: Villa St. Joseph, Pittsgrove, NJ (CAM)
  • 1999: Died

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report (2018): 

John McDevittwas included in a 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report following an investigation into six of the eight Catholic Pennsylvania Dioceses: Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Scranton. The investigation uncovered the sexual abuse of over 1,000 children over the course of 70 years by more than 300 predator priests. Also outlined in this report is the Catholic Church’s “playbook for concealing the truth.” The seven-point playbook details how top Church officials in the dioceses across Pennsylvania covered up the sexual abuse of children by clergy.