Diocese of Camden

The Diocese of Camden was established on December 9, 1937 encompasses New Jersey’s largest geographical jurisdiction at 2,691 square miles. There are approximately 231 priests currently in the Diocese of Camden in the counties of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem. According to the 2018 Official Catholic Directory, the Diocese of Camden serves approximately 495,843 Catholics.

New Rights for Survivors: The New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill

On May 13, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Victims’ Rights Bill into law, effectively reforming the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey. See how the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill may help you.

All claims against the Diocese of Camden must be filed by June 30, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

Diocese of Camden Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On October 1, 2020, the Diocese of Camden filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being named as a defendant in dozens of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits. On February 5, 2021, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey, Judge Jerrold Poslusny ruled that the claims bar date for survivors in the Diocese of Camden Chapter 11 bankruptcy is June 30, 2021. All survivors of clergy abuse in the Diocese of Camden must file complaints before this date.

Historically, organizations such as Catholic Dioceses have used Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a shield to prevent jury trials and allow the institution to continue business as usual while maintaining its secrets. This legal tactic can and often does prevent survivors of clerical sexual abuse from pursuing legal action, exposing predators, and holding the Diocese accountable. However, you still have rights and a limited time to exercise these rights. Please visit our Chapter 11 bankruptcy FAQ page for more details about this process.

The Anderson Report: Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese and Dioceses of New Jersey

This report contains the names of diocesan priests, religious order priests, deacons, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters associated with Catholic Dioceses in the State of New Jersey, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living within the Archdiocese and Dioceses in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct. The information in this Anderson Report is derived from publicly available sources. Download the report

Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Camden

The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the New Jersey Diocese of Camden who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.

All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media, www.bishopaccountability.org, the Diocese’s public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.