Br. Barton (George) Gardiner (Xavierian Brothers) – Diocese of Brooklyn

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother Barton (George) Gardiner  

Diocese of Brooklyn

Joined: 1948

Withdrew: 1970

Assigned as follows:

  • 1953-1957: Mount St. Joseph High School (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1958: St. John’s Preparatory School (Danvers, MA) 
  • 1959-1963: St. Xavier High School (Louisville, KY)
  • 1964-1965: Nazareth High School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1966-1967: Our Lady of Good Counsel (Wheaton, MD)
  • 1968: Nazareth High School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1969-1970: Leave of Absence

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Barton (George) Gardiner:

Br. Barton (George) Gardiner was a member of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier. According to media reports, in 2013, he was accused of child sexual abuse at a summer camp in Maryland in the mid-1960s. He withdrew from the order in 1970. 

In 2019, Gardiner’s name appeared publicly on the Xaverian Brothers’ list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. His current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown. Gardiner was also included on the Archdiocese of Baltimore list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

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