Cardinal Removes Bucks Co. Priest

Philadelphia Daily News
March 24, 2009

The Rev. Gerard J. Hoffman, parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, in Doylestown, has been removed from the ministry by Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, after an investigation revealed that Hoffman sexually abused a minor 30 years ago.

Hoffman, former principal of Roman Catholic High School, also has served at these parishes: St. Teresa of Avila, Valley Forge; Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul; St. Basil the Great, Kimberton; St. Isaac Joques, Wayne; King of Peace and St. John the Evangelist, Philadelphia.

He also served as principal of St. Pius X High School, Pottstown, and on the faculty of St. John Neumann High School.


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