Fr. Anthony Joseph Vader

Ordained: 1952
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Long involved with the Filipino American community. Allegations received in late 2002 that he sexually abused girls more than 40 years prior at Holy Cross Parish. Placed on leave in 2/2003. Violated restrictions placed on him by showing up at his parish and mission, presenting himself as a priest. Allowed to travel to the Philippines in 2004. Resided in a “monitored and restricted setting” after the Archdiocese permanently removed his privileges in 9/2005. Name included on the Archdiocese’s 6/2003 list of credibly accused. Two women filed civil suit in 5/2009 after futile mediation. Died in 7/2011. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report. Referred to as a serial predator, with 13 “reported survivors” and at least five claims substantiated by the Archdiocesan Review Board. 

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