Fr. Anthony Joseph Vader

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Allegations received in Fall 2002. Placed on leave in 2/03 after allegations that he abused minor females more than 40 years before at Holy Cross parish (1st assignment). Resided in a “monitored and restricted setting” after Archdiocese permanently removed his privileges in 9/05. Vatican agreed but did not laicize him. Name included on 6/03 list of 23 priests whom Archdiocese confirmed had credible accusations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Two women filed civil suit in 5/09 after futile mediation. Died in 7/11.


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