Monsignor Edward Weber
Archdiocese of New York
Assigned as follows:
- St. Francis of Assisi (West Nyack, NY)
- St. Margaret of Cortona (Bronx, NY)
- St. Margaret Mary; St. Sylvester’s (Staten Island, NY)
- St. Gregory Barbarigo Church (Garnerville, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Edward Weber:
Msgr. Edward Weber was the director of the Priest Personnel Office in the archdiocese. He was a popular priest in the Hudson Valley, having served as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in West Nyack since 1994. Part of the church was named in his honor, an educational center for kids. He also served as regional vicar of Rockland County since 2002. He was named a monsignor in 2006 and had often been the representative of the archdiocese when dealing with sexual abuse.
According to media reports, in October 2019, he was placed on administrative leave amid child sexual abuse allegations. He was named in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims act that he had raped, sodomized, fondled, and had oral sex with a minor boy from when he was 11-16 years old. The boy was living in foster care and was abused at least 150 times over a five year period starting in 1978 through 1983, while assigned to St. Sylvester’s on Staten Island.
The lawsuit stated that Weber, who abused “many other young patrons of St. Sylvester Church,” would pin the boy down so that he could not move while Msgr. Weber violently raped him as the alleged victim “would cry and beg Weber to stop to no avail.”
Weber was removed from ministry in 2019. His current whereabouts are unknown.
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