Fr. Charles J. Schaeflein

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Monsignor. Accused of abuse of a minor some time prior to 1990. Retired in 1989. Placed on leave in 2005 when allegation first became known. Per news in 4/06, Schaefle (at age 86 or 87) agreed to a supervised life of prayer and penance. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Died 8/10/13.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.