Fr. James Ryan – Diocese of Camden

| Mar 11, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father James Ryan

Diocese of Camden

Ordained: 1966

Death: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Francis de Sales (Barrington, NJ)
  • St. Anne (Westville, NJ)
  • St. Joseph (Somers Point, NJ)
  • St. Nicholas (Egg Harbor, NJ)
  • St. Margaret (Woodbury Heights, NJ)
  • St. James (Penns Grove, NJ)
  • St. Joseph (Somers Point, NJ)
  • St. Michael (Cedarville, NJ)
  • Transfiguration (West Collingswood, NJ)
  • St. Cecilia (Pennsauken, NJ)
  • St. Bernadette (Northfield, NJ)
  • Transfiguration (West Collingswood, NJ)
  • St. James (Ventnor, NJ)
  • St. John of God (North Cape May, NJ)
  • Chaplain, Shore Memorial Hospital (Somers Point, NJ)
  • Chaplain, Prison Ministry

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father James Ryan:

A lawsuit was filed against Father James Ryan and other priests in the Diocese of Camden in 2005 alleging, among other things, that Ryan abused a young victim between 1986 and 1992 when the victim was an altar boy at Our Lady of the Lakes in Collings Lake.

The victim alleges he was sexually abused by Ryan when the priest would drive him home from Mass. The victim said he repressed the memories because of threats against him and his family from Ryan.

Ryan has also been accused of being part of a ring of child-molesting priests in the Diocese of Camden, which also included Fr. John Kelly and Fr. Timothy Pisik.

Ryan’s name appears on the Diocese of Camden’s list of credibly accused priests, published in February 2019. According to Bishop Sullivan, the list, “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.”

Ryan died in 2004.

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