Fr. William J. Dowd

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark


Removed 2002. Allegations of past abuse of a minor. Case referred to Vatican which sent it back to archdiocese for trial. Dowd is fighting accusations. Church trial held in Jan. 2005. The trial cleared Dowd but the Vatican did not confirm the verdict until 2007. He returned to active ministry as of 7/01/07.


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