Fr. James Francis Hopkins

Diocese: Diocese of Camden

Religious Order: Capuchin


Transferred to Camden diocese from Pittsburgh in 1973. Parents complained in 1988 of inappropriate behavior toward their son and he was sent for therapy. Removed from ministry in 1995 after one accusation. In 1999 the man’s younger brother also alleged abuse. Lawsuit 1999 by younger brother settled for $625K in 2001. Arrested in 2003. Laicized in 2004. Convicted 2005 of abuse of boy and sentenced to 8 yrs in prison as of 3/5/05. On NJ sex offender registry 6/12/11. In 2012 a man told the Pittsburgh diocese that Hopkins performed a “medical exam” on him when the man was a freshman at St. Fidelis Seminary High School. decades earlier. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.


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