Fr. Philip A. Mathews

Diocese: Diocese of Camden

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1967-1970: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; Berlin, NJ
  • 1970-1971: St. Lawrence’s; Laurel Springs, NJ
  • 1971-1972: Blessed Sacrament; Margate, NJ
  • 1972-1973: Indexed in the 1973 Official Catholic Directory as at 1845 Haddon Ave., Camden, which was the address for chancery offices.
  • 1973-1978: Leave of Absence


Included on Attorney Garabedian’s list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Allegedly abused a boy, about age 10, in 1966 at an Atlantic CIty hotel, while assigned to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Berlin NJ. Claim settled 2/15. Mathews also worked in Laurel Springs and Margate parishes. Went on leave 1973. Appears not to have returned to ministry.


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