Father Phillip Joseph Steigerwald
Archdiocese of San Francisco/Portland
- 1977: Queen of Peace Church (Salem, OR)
- 1978-1980 St. Paul Church (Eugene, OR)
- 1981: Sacred Heart General (Eugene, OR)
- 1982 Leave of Absence (Newton, Massachusetts)
- 1983: Our Lady of the Rosary (Union City, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Phillip Joseph Steigerwald:
In 2002, Fr. Philip Steigerwald was named in a civil lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse in 1978. The lawsuit claimed that the Archdiocese of Portland knew prior to the abuse that Fr. Steigerwald was a danger to teenage boys due to previous reports while he was at Queen of Peace in Salem, OR. Fr. Steigerwald took a leave of absence in 1982 and again in 1983, working in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in between. He was struck by a car in 1992 and died. The lawsuit was settled in 2003.
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