Fr. Thomas Snyderwine
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA
Monsignor. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. DuBois Central Catholic and Erie Prep faculty member. Parish priest, pastor. On Presbyteral Council. In 1996 a fifth-grade girl at St. Boniface school told the principal, Sr. Steff, that five years prior her godfather, Msgr. Snyderwine, took a shower with her and touched her in ways that made her feel uncomfortable. Sr. Steff spoke with the girls’ parents who said they knew of the incident and told their daughter to stay away from him. Sr. Steff said she confronted Snyderwine. In 2002 Sr. Steff told Bishop Trautman of the incident. Per Trautman, the parents did not want to pursue the matter. Snyderwine retired in 8/12. Remained active in 2018.
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