Regarding Fr. Peter Van Der Linden�

Archdiocesan Communications
October 22, 2002

Fr. Peter Van der Linden was placed on a leave of absence and restricted from any public ministry in the Archdiocese of Detroit on November 23, 1993. That action was taken following a serious and substantive allegation of sexual misconduct dating back to the early years of his ministry.

Information regarding this matter was turned over to civil authorities in May of this year as part of the voluntary agreement between the archdiocese and county prosecutors.

When Fr. Van der Linden was placed on the leave of absence, he did not have an assignment from the Archdiocese of Detroit and no public release of this information was made at that time. Fr. Van der Linden, 73, has not served the archdiocese in any capacity since November of 1993.

Released by Archdiocesan Communications
Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Biographical Information

Ordained 1955
1955 Associate Pastor, St. Gregory Parish, Detroit
1959 Associate Pastor, St. Mary Parish, New Baltimore
1959 Associate Pastor, St. Stephen Parish, Port Huron
1964 Associate Pastor, Holy Innocents Parish, Roseville
1965 Associate Pastor, St. Pius X Parish, Southgate
1969 Faculty, Bishop Borgess High School, Redford (through 1991)
1973 Administrator, St. Mark Parish, Harsens Island
1974 Pastor, St. Mark Parish, Harsens Island
1980 Associate Pastor, St. Damian Parish, Westland
1990 Associate Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Port Huron, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Port Huron
1991 Granted Medical Leave of Absence
1993 � time Faculty Member, Cardinal Mooney High School, Marine City
1993 Leave of Absence
1995 Senior Priest (retired) Status
A digital picture of Fr. Van der Linden is available via e-mail.

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