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) Boilerplate Copy – Covers Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Scranton

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.