Fr. John “Jack” P. Connor

Diocese: Diocese of Camden, Diocese of Pittsburgh, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1962-1965: Not listed in the Official Catholic Directories, although he was ordained in the Diocese of Camden in 1962.
  • 1965-1966: St. Mary’s; Gloucester, NJ
  • 1966-1972: St. Rose’s; Haddon Heights, NJ
  • 1972-1984: Bishop Eustace Preparatory School – Religion Teacher and Golf Coach; Pennsauken, NJ
  • Late 1984-October 1985: Connor was sent to Southdown Institute in Canada for 8 months of “treatment.”
  • October 1985-1986: Sewickley Valley Hospital; Sewickley, PA, Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • October 1985-1986: St. James – In Residence; Sewickley, PA
  • 1986-1988: St. Alphonsus; Wexford, PA
  • 1988-1993: St. Matthew’s; Conshoshocken, PA, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • 1993-2001: Immaculate Conception; Bridgeton, NJ, Diocese of Camden
  • 1993-2002: Bridgeton Hospital – Chaplain; Bridgeton, NJ
  • 2001-2002: St. Teresa of Avila; Bridgeton, NJ
  • 2002: Newspaper reports state that Connor went to live in a retirement home for priests in New Jersey.


Arrested in Camden in 1984 for abuse of boy, age 14. Admission. Placed in special court program under which his arrest was expunged after 1 year if no more problems. Spent 8 months in treatment. Transferred to Pittsburgh in 1985, then to Philadelphia 1988 until 1993. His 1984 victim received a settlement the same year. Returned to Camden in restricted ministry. Removed in 2002. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Settlement related to alleged abuse of a 12- to 14-year-old boy, 1985-88 in Pittsburgh PA diocese. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.


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