Assignment Record– Rev. Edward A. Igle

Summary of Case: A priest of the Camden diocese ordained in 1974, Igle assisted at parishes and through the 1990s was Clinical Director of Catholic Social Services. He was accused in a 1994 lawsuit of having sexually assaulted and raped a boy in the 1970s, when the boy was 14-17 years-old. The abuse is said to have taken place at St. Cecilia's in Pennsauken and at a Blackwood parish. Igle was allowed to stay in ministry. His accuser received a settlement in 2000 of $7,000. Igle denied the abuse and said in May 2000 that he was going on a voluntary leave of absence; the diocese said he was removed because of the allegations. Another man received a settlement in the early 2000s after alleging sexual abuse by Igle in the 1970s at a Deptford parish. In July 2015 Igle is a licensed practicing marriage and family counselor in New Jersey.

Ordained: 1974



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Camden bishop was George Henry Guilfoyle (1968-1989).

1978 St. Cecilia's


Igle was accused in a 1994 lawsuit of the sexual assault - including rape - of a boy at this parish and in a Blackwood parish in the 1970s, when the boy was 14-17 years-old.

NJ 5/5, 4/4, 4/5

St. Cecilia's had a school with 535-433 students.

Igle's accuser received a settlement of $7,000 in 2000.

1978 1980 St. John Vianney


Another man received a settlement in the early 2000s from the Camden diocese for sexual abuse he said he suffered by Igle at St. John Vianney's in the 1970s. His accuser said, "That man ruined my life."

NJ 2/3  


1985 Immaculate Conception Cathedral Camden NJ 3/4, 2/4 Immaculate Conception had a school with 179-110 children.


Guilfoyle was succeeded by James Thomas McHugh (1989-1998).
1990 St. John's Collingswood NJ 3/3 In residence  
1990 1993 NJ Catholic Social Services Bridgeton NJ Clinical Director  
1990 1992 Cumberland/Salem Regional Counseling Center   NJ    
1990 1993 St. Catherine's Clayton NJ 2/2, 3/3 In residence St. Catherine's had a school with 152 students.


Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio replaced McHugh as Camden bishop (1999-2003).

1999 Catholic Social Services   NJ Clinical Director The Directories do not show an address; they show a Newfield P.O. Box.
1993 2000 St. Rose of Lima Newfield NJ 2/2 In residence  
1999 2000 Catholic Social Services Regional Counseling Center Vineland NJ Clinical Director

Igle is not indexed beyond the 2000 Directory.

He said in May 2000 that he was taking a voluntary leave of absence. The diocese said he was removed because of the allegations that he abused a boy in the 1970s.

2000 2015     NJ   In July 2015 Igle remains a licensed practicing family and marriage counselor in New Jersey. He stated, "I have never sexually abused anyone in my life."


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, )

Profiles of 25 Priests Who Are Accused of Sexual Abuse, by Nancy Phillips and Craig R. McCoy, Philadelphia Inquirer,
October 16, 2005
Despite Allegations, Suspended Priest Thrives as Family Therapist, By Caitlin McCabe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 16, 2015


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This assignment record was last updated on July 23, 2015.