Fr. Richard Galdon

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark


Took leave in 1986. Suspended 1987. Abused boys in 1960s-1970s as priest and boy scout troop chaplain. Convicted 1987 of sexual abuse of three. Sentenced to 25 years. Charges of abuse of seven others dropped. Died in 2000. Per obituary he had been “serving at the Service of the Paraclete, a home for retired priests in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.” It was actually a treatment facility for pedophile priests. On Newark archdiocese’s list 2/13/19.


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