Fr. Edward J. Eilert

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark


Removed 2002. Accused of abuse in 1979 of teenage girl. She also made accusations about two other priests. As of 2003, Eilert was one of seven priests who should have had criminal charges filed against them. None filed, however, against any of the seven because of statute of limitation or because witnesses would not testify. Living without restrictions at St. John Vianney Residence for Retired Priests in Rutherford, NJ for several years as of 11/13. On archdiocese’s list 2/13/19. Multiple alleged victims noted. Permanently removed from ministry.


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