Br. George Donnelly – Archdiocese of Newark

| Dec 4, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Brother George Donnelly

Archdiocese of Newark

Ordained: 1964

Resigned: 2003

Assigned as follows:

  • Prior 1984       St. Joseph Regional High School (Montvale, NJ)
  • 1984-2003      St. John’s Preparatory School (Danvers, MA)
  • 2004-2005      Unknown
  • 2006                South Shore Hospital (Waymouth, MA)
  • 2007-2019      South Sarasota County Food Bank (Sarasota, FL)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother George Donnelly:

Brother George Donnelly was a member of the Xavierian religious order, and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career. He was a teacher, guidance counselor and Director of Student Activities at St. John’s all boys’ prep school for almost 20 years. According to media reports, in December 2003, he resigned after a former student said Brother Donnelly molested him in 1993.

Brother Donnelly initially denied the charges, but later admitted to incidents of “sexual misconduct” with the 17-yr-old student. The school’s headmaster called his conduct “so egregious as to force removal from his post.” The DA’s office did not consider the incidents to be of a criminal nature.

Brother Donnelly went on to serve as a hospital chaplain in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2006. He later moved to the Venice FL area, where he has continued as a “nondenominational” hospital chaplain and food bank volunteer. His name was not included in the 2011 Archdiocese of Boston’s Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States.

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