Tag: Stephen Shigo

Fr. Stephen F. Shigo (Diocese of Allentown)

Fr. Stephen F. Shigo

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1978

Died 1991 (age 38)

Assigned as follows:

  • 1978-1981        Holy Guardian Angels (Hyde Park, PA)
  • 1981            St. Ambrose (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
  • 1981-1983        Area Chaplain Catholic Scouting (West Schuylkill County)
  • 1983-1984        Regional Director, C.Y.O.
  • 1984-1985        Regional Director, Youth Ministry
  • 1985-1991        Regional Director, Family Life Bureau

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Stephen Shigo:

Father Stephen Shigo had only a brief tenure as a priest in the Diocese of Allentown due to his death in 1991 at a relatively young age.

In 2011, the father of a victim contacted the Diocese of Allentown to report that his son was abused by Shigo on at least one occasion, but he was unable to offer many details.  In 2012, the victim himself found enough courage to contact the Diocese of Allentown and reported that he was abused several times between 8th and 9th grades at St. Ambrose church, where Shigo was assigned in 1991.  The grand jury report does not include specifics as to the nature or context of the abuse.

That Shigo’s assignments included a chaplaincy with the Cub Scouts and involvement in the C.Y.O. suggests that he could have man more victims suffering in silence.  Please know that if you were hurt by Shigo, you are not alone and there is help available for you.

Shigo was himself a graduate of Marian Catholic High School (class of 1970).  His high school graduation photo appears above.

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