Fr. George B. McFadden

Ordained: 1952
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Sioux City IA

Accused of abusing more than 25 girls and boys. Denied allegations. Admitted to “harmful acts.” Forced into treatment and retirement 1991-92 but continued to function as priest at cathedral. Faculties not removed until 2002. Lawsuits began to be filed in 2003; 29th lawsuit filed in 6/06 by two brothers. Many cases settled or dismissed. By 2008 39 people made claims. Three new plaintiffs as of 9/06. In 12/05 Vatican refused to laicize McFadden because of his age. Residing in Ft. Wayne IN. On diocese’s 2/22/19 list of credibly accused.


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