Msgr. Edward Sacks (Diocese of Allentown)

Msgr. Edward Sacks

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1964

Removed Sept. 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1964-1965    St. John the Baptist (Pottsville, PA)
  • 1965-1968    St. Elizabeth (Pen Argyl, PA)
  • 1968-1969    Immaculate Conception (Birdsboro, PA)
  • 1969-1972    St. Mary of the Assumption (Coaldale, PA)
  • 1972-1973    S. Joseph (Summit Hill, PA)
  • 1973-1974    Sacred Heart (New Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1974-1977    St. John (Shillington, PA)
  • 1977-1979    Sacred Heart Convent (Reading, PA)
  • 1979-1981    St. Stephen of Hungary (Allentown, PA)
  • 1981-1983    Annunciation B.V.M. (Catasauqua, PA)
  • 1983-1985    St. Margaret (Reading, PA)
  • 1985-1988    Our Lady Help of Christians (Allentown, PA)
  • 1989        Not listed in Official Catholic Directory
  • 1990-2018    Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Bethlehem, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Edward Sacks:

Sacks does not appear on the Diocese of Allentown’s August 2018 list of credibly accused priests. He is not discussed in the grand jury report.

Sacks remained in active ministry until his removal in September 2018 following an allegation that he abused a student at Holy Name High School during his assignment there.  Sacks denied the allegation, calling it a case of mistaken identity.

According to media reports, Sacks worked at multiple Diocese of Allentown high schools, including Holy Name High School, where the abuse is alleged to have taken place.  The Official Catholic Directory lists no high school assignments, meaning that the Diocese of Allentown never reported them as formal assignments.

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