Diocese of Camden Bankruptcy

Diocese of Camden Bankruptcy

On October 1, 2020, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As a result of the bankruptcy filing, the Federal Bankruptcy Court will soon set a bar date, which is the deadline to file a claim. This deadline must not be missed. If you were sexually assaulted or abused by clergy or any other person who worked within the Diocese of Camden, we can timely file your claim in a confidential manner and navigate the legal challenges presented by a bankruptcy filing.

We are working with attorney Pat Noaker to bring justice for those who have been harmed within the Diocese of Camden. Having successfully represented many hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse in similar bankruptcies filed by Catholic dioceses and religious orders, we will use our experience to make sure the rights of survivors are protected and justice is achieved.

If you or someone you know may have a claim against the Diocese of Camden, please contact us so we can evaluate your claim and guide you through the bankruptcy process to get you the compensation, justice, and healing you deserve.

See the short video clips below for information regarding the known priest abuser, Michael D’Amico, as well as abuse that took place at the Marianist Family Center in Cape May Point. For more information on how JVW can help sexual abuse survivors, see our Helping Survivors page.

Assignment History:

Dates Unknown – Holy Spirit, Atlantic City, NJ

Dates Unknown – St. Mary, Gloucester City, NJ

Dates Unknown – Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester, NJ

Dates Unknown – St. James High School, Carneys Point, NJ

Dates Unknown – St. Thomas, Brigantine, NJ

1957-1969 – Unknown

1961 – Catholic University, Washington D.C.

1962-1968 – Unknown

1969-1973 – Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, NJ

1974-1980 – St. Aloysius, Oaklyn, NJ

1981-1997 – St. Andrew the Apostle, Gibbsboro, NJ

1998-2004 – Retired in 1998. Died in 2004.

Glendon E. Robertson is included in the list of 56 credibly accused priests released to the public by the Diocese of Camden in 2019 (see below for link).

More information can be found on BishopAccountability.org.

Ordained in 1964, Father Michael H. D’Amico worked as a Catholic Priest in New Jersey until he was removed from the ministry by the Diocese of Camden in 2005. His permanent removal from the Priesthood followed a substantiated allegation that he had sexually abused a minor when he was assigned to Holy Redeemer Parish in Westville Grove, NJ in 1964; the same year D’Amico began his decades long career as a Catholic Priest.

Assignment History: St. Augustine, Ocean City (1964), Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove (1964-65), St. Michael, Atlantic City (1965-1975 and 1998-2005), St. Frances Cabrini, Ocean City (1975-1996 and 1996-98), St. Peter, Pleasantville (1996). He also served on the faculty at Holy Spirit High School (1965-1972, 1973-75).

More information can be found on BishopAccountability.org.

Fr. Brendan V. Sullivan is included in the list of 56 credibly accused priests issued by the Diocese of Camden in 2019. He retired in 2004. The Catholic Church removed Sullivan from the ministry in 2010 because of sexual abuse he committed in the 1980s. Sullivan admitted to The Press of Atlantic City that the incident did occur. After being removed from the Priesthood in 2010, Sullivan passed away in 2011.

Assignment History:

1960St. Theresa, Runnemede, NJ 

1960-1961 – Queen of the Apostles, Pennsville, NJ 

1961 – St. Maurice, Brooklawn, NJ 

1963-1965 – Camden Catholic High School, NJ 

1965-1976 – Blessed Sacrament, Margate, NJ 

1964-1978 – Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, NJ 

1976-1978 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon, NJ 

1978-1979 – Our Lady of Grace, Somerdale, NJ 

1979-1982 – Assumption, Atco, NJ 

1982-1987 – St. Patrick, Woodbury, NJ 

1987-2004 – St. James, Ventnor, NJ 

2011 – Died.  

Fr. Sullivan admitted to sexually abusing a minor in this article.

For a complete list of credibly accused priests from the Diocese of Camden, see the clergy list PDF.

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