Msgr. Philip T. Rigney

Diocese: Diocese of Camden


Monsignor. Director of Vocations, accused of insuring a continuous inflow of child molesters into the Camden Diocese. Named as abuser in three lawsuits, including Rubino’s 1994 RICO suit. Abuse of two boys reported to Bishop in 1984. Part of 2003 settlement. Retired 1986 and worked part time in Palm Beach, FL. Permission removed in 1994 but he kept working. Permanently suspended 2002. Brother of accused priest Dennis Rigney. Died 10/11/05.


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