Fr. Thomas Rittenhouse – Diocese of Trenton

Father Thomas A. Rittenhouse

Diocese of Trenton


Ordained: 1976

Died: 2006

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Denis (Manasquan, New Jersey)
  • St. James (Woodbridge, New Jersey)
  • St. Anthony (Trenton, New Jersey)
  • Holy Cross (Rumson, New Jersey)
  • St. Anthony of Padua (Hightstown, New Jersey)
  • St. Clement (Matawan, New Jersey)
  • St. Agnes (Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey)
  • St. Peter (Riverside, New Jersey)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas A. Rittenhouse:

The Diocese of Trenton listed Father Thomas A. Rittenhouse on a roster of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse published in February 2019.  The Diocese of Trenton indicated that Rittenhouse was the subject of one credible allegation, but did not provide any additional details, such as the age/gender of the victim or Rittenhouse’s assignment at the time of the abuse.

Rittenhouse passed away in 2006 in good standing as a priest. According to Diocese files, Rittenhouse once reported a priest, Father Paul Hurley for inappropriate conduct with teenage boys in the early 1990s.

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