Fr. Gregory Weider
Diocese: Diocese of Albany NY
Parish priest. Diocesan Chaplain for Scouting 1972-80. Chaplain in the early 1980s for the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Weider retired in 2010 and was working in 2021 as a sacramental minister at Sacred Heart in Margaretville and St. Anne’s in Andes. He was placed on leave 8/14/21 due to an allegation in a lawsuit filed 8/7/21 under the NY Child Victims Act that he sexually assaulted and abused a boy, age 14, 1977-78 at St. Mary’s in Coxsackie. The boy was a foster child living with a family that attended the parish. Weider was previously accused in two other claims, in 2004 and 2010, and was kept in ministry. In 5/22 the diocese announced that it would add Weider to its list of credibly accused.
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