Fr. Matthew A. Ischay

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Removed from position as parochial vicar at St. Paul in Akron as of 8/26/11 and placed on administrative leave after civil suit filed in Cuyahoga County. Complaint alleged that Ischay was involved in ‘misconduct’ with a minor in the late 1970s. Assigned to St. Richard parish in North Olmsted from ordination until some time in 1981. Civil suit dropped 10/11 at plaintiff’s request due to the statute of limitations. At least four other accusers came forward after suit was filed. Per the diocese’s list 6/21/19, Ischay was on administrative leave pending the Vatican’s decision regarding laicization.


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