Fr. James W. Clark

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Suspended 6/29/18 after the diocese received an allegation of abuse against Clark. The abuse was said to have occurred 50 years previously at St. James School in Apollo, where Clark was working as a janitor prior to entering seminary. The diocese provided no further details about the allegation in its statement about Clark’s removal, but it did refer to awareness “of the signs of child sexual abuse and how to report it.” Diocese deemed allegation “credible and substantiated” in 10/18 and announced that Clark would not return to active ministry.


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