Father Augustine J. Seidenberg
Archdiocese of San Francisco/Diocese of Camden
- 1948-1953: Sacred Heart (Camden, NJ)
- 1954-1957: U.S. Navy
- F.P.O., San Francisco CA
- 1958-1959: St. Ann (Wildwood, NJ)
- 1960: St. Joseph (East Camden, NJ)
- 1961-1962: St. James (Penns Grove, NJ) and St. James High School (Carneys Point, NJ)
- 1963-1965 St. Peter’s (Pleasantville, NJ) and Holy Spirit High School (Atlantic City, NJ)
- 1966-1969 St. Gregory (Magnolia, NJ)
- 1970 Our Lady Star of the Sea (Cape May, NJ)
- 1973-1983 St. Thomas (Brigantine, NJ)
- 1984-1986 St. James (Ventnor, NJ)
- 1987-1996 St. Augustine (Ocean City, NJ)
- 1997-2006: Retired
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Augustine J. Seidenberg:
In 1994, five women filed suit against Fr. Augustine J. Seidenberg (Seidenburg), alleging sexual abuse as minors. According to the victims’ reports, Fr. Seidenberg would force them to sit on his lap while he masturbated and fondled their genitals during confessions when serving in the Diocese of Camden: St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Brigantine and Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Cape May.
Fr. Seidenberg was permanently suspended from ministry in 1994, and the case was settled. Seidenberg’s name appears on the February 2019 list of credibly accused priests published by Camden’s Diocese. According to Bishop Sullivan, the list, “includes those who admitted to the abuse, those who were found guilty after a trial in the church courts or the civil courts, and others against whom the evidence was so overwhelming as to be virtually unquestionable. Fr. Seidenberg died in 2007.
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