Father George Cadwallader
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Placed on leave: 2011
Assigned as follows:
- 1992-1993: Saint Joseph (Downingtown, PA)
- 1993-1997: Saint Martin of Tours (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1997-1999: Saint Anselm (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1999-2007: Stella Maris (Philadelphia, PA)
- 2007-2008: Saint Bernard (Philadelphia, PA)
- 2008-2009: Office of the Vicar for Clergy
- 2009-2011: Saint Vincent de Paul (Richboro, PA)
- 2011: Placed on administrative leave
Summary of Allegations Against Father George Cadwallader:
Father George Cadwallader was ordained a priest in 1992 and served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career. According to media reports, in 2011 he was one of 21 priests placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. The suspensions came just weeks after the second grand jury report identified more than 30 priests in active ministry despite allegations of sexual misconduct as a priest.
No details were offered to the general public about the allegation(s) against Cadwallader.
According to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, he was found “unsuitable for ministry” due to a violation of the Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. No additional information about those violations was provided to the public, except for a general statement that priests removed for that reason generally had “boundary issues with children.” According to media reports, “Church officials have declined to release details on specific accusations but say boundary issues can include inappropriate talk or contact, sharing alcohol or pornography with minors or other conduct that may be construed as “grooming” a victim.”
Cadwallader is believed to be residing in the Philadelphia area.
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