Br. Francis Meder
Professed vows in 1911. Worked in OH, NY, PA, CA, HI. Died 6/10/1976. Four individuals came forward in 2014 to allege abuse by Meder, who was at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh 1952-67 and again 1970-76. Diocese said it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It showed multiple allegations of abuse by Meder of boys and girls, ages 8-11, in the 1950s and 1960s. Included on Marianists’ list of accused 6/24/20.
- CBS Pittsburgh 05.06.14
- WPXI 05.06.14
- SNAP Statement 05.07.14
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.07.14
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.07.14
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14
- SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.06.14
- PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18
- Marianists US Province List 06.24.20
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