Tag: Paul T. Twiddy

Fr. Paul T. Twiddy – Archdiocese of Washington

Father Paul T. Twiddy

Archdiocese of Washington

Ordained: 1952

Died: 2009

Assigned as follows:

  • Our Lady Queen of Peace (Washington, DC)
  • St. Jerome’s (Hyattsville, Maryland)
  • St. Matthew’s Cathedral (
  • St. Mark’s (Hyattsville, Maryland)
  • St. Matthew’s Cathedral (Washington, DC)
  • Diocese of Monterey (California)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Paul T. Twiddy

According to media reports, in 1968, the Archdiocese of Washington first received a report of sexual abuse by Father Paul T. Twiddy in 1965. He was removed, sent for evaluation and treatment. In 1968, he returned to ministry.

From 1968 -1971, he worked in the Diocese of Monterey in California. In 1971, additional allegations of sexual abuse by Father Twiddy in California from 1971-1979 were reported.

In 1980, he was sent to treatment and cleared for return to limited ministry.

From 1980-1986, Father Twiddy was in residence in a Washington, DC parish with limited responsibilities while in out-patient treatment. Father Twiddy retired in 1986. He moved moved to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in 1993, and lived there until his death in July 2009.

In October 2018, Father Twiddy’s name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of Washington’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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