Fr. John J. Steger

 

 

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1951:  Sacred Heart Cathedral; Rochester, NY
  • 1952-1953:  St. Joseph Parish; Wayland, NY
  • 1954:  St. Alphonsus Parish; Auburn, NY
  • 1955-1969:  St. Theodore Parish; Gates, NY
  • 1970-2006:  St. Jude the Apostle; Gates, NY

Notes:

Placed on leave 5/06 after allegations that he had recently sexually abused a 12-yr-old girl. Criminal charges filed. Steger pleaded not guilty to all charges. In 3/07 Prosecutors and defense counsel began trying to reach a plea agreement due to Steger’s age (80) and poor physical condition. Still on leave when he died 3/08 and criminal proceedings were not complete per 6/7/12 statement from Diocese.

Sources:

Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; WROC (Gates NY) 05.17.06; Democrat & Chronicle 05.18.06; WROC (Gates NY) 05.24.06; Democrat & Chronicle 07.13.06; Democrat & Chronicle 08.24.06; Democrat & Chronicle 03.18.07; Democrat & Chronicle 03.21.07; Democrat & Chronicle 03.22.07; Press and Sun-Bulletin 05.05.07; Democrat & Chronicle 08.01.07; MPNnow 03.04.08; WHEC 03.05.08http://bishop-accountability.org/member/psearch.jsp