|Assignment Record – Rev. Charles Jeffries Burton, s.j. aka Charles J. Burton, s.j. aka C. Jeffries Burton, s.j. aka Rev. Jeff Burton, s.j.
Summary of Case: Burton was ordained a priest of the Society of Jesus, Maryland Province, in 1967. His ministry took him from Maryland to Chile, North Carolina and New Jersey. He taught, served in hispanic ministry, established and co-directed a youth ministry program, and worked as a campus minister. In 1994 the Jesuits received a report that in 1982 Burton had engaged in "inappropriate touching" with a minor in North Carolina. Burton underwent a brief period of therapy, but remained in ministry. In June 2007 the Jesuits claimed that they discovered the earlier accusation in reviewing Burton's personnel file. Burton acknowledged the sexual misconduct and was removed from active ministry. He died in August 2011.
Died: Aug. 20, 2011
Baltimore archbishop was Lawrence J. Shehan (1961-1974).
|1968||College of the Sacred Heart||Woodstock||MD|
|1968||1970||Colegio San Mateo||Orsono||Chili||This was a Jesuit secondary school.|
Raleigh bishop was Vincent S. Waters (1945-1974).
The diocese was split in 1972 and Charlotte was formed. Its bishop was Michael Joseph Begley (1972-1984).
|1978||Chapel of the Holy Redeemer||Hot Springs||NC||
2/2, 2/3,1/2 Administrator until 1976, pastor 1977-1978.
|1970||1978||St. Therese of the Little Flower||Revere||NC||St. Therese of the Little Flower was a mission of Chapel of the Holy Redeemer in Hot Springs.|
|1978||1982||Youth Ministries Charlotte Diocese||
• The Jesuits received a report in 1994 that Burton had "inappropriately touched" an adolescent in North Carolina in 1982.
|NC||co-director||Burton is not indexed in the 1979 Directory, but he is listed in the Charlotte diocesan pages at this assignment.|
Baltimore archbishop was William Donald Borders (1974-1989).
|1980||Self-Help, Inc||Baltimore||MD||The1980 Directory indexes Burton ias "C. Jeffries Burton", for the first time, rather than "Charles J." He is indexed as at this assignment, but not listed there in the Baltimore archdiocesan pages. Rev. Henry J. Butler, s.j. is listed as Self-Help, Inc.'s director.|
Camden bishop was George H. Guilfoyle (1968-1989).
|1988||Holy Name||Camden||NJ||1/3, 1/5, 1/6, 1/4||Holy Name had a school with 176-220 students. Burton is "Charles J. in the 1983 and 1984 Directories, and C. Jeffries in the 1985-1988 Directories.|
|1987||1988||Vicar for Hispanic Ministry||Camden||NJ||This assignment is per media reports.|
|1989||Jesuit Ferdinand Wheeler House||Baltimore||MD||Burton continues to be listed as at Wheeler House through the 1991 Directory, but he is also listed as at Camden diocese assignments.|
Guilfoyle was replaced as Camden bishop James T. McHugh (1989-1998).
|1994||Camden Diocesan Center||Mays Landing||NJ|
|1989||1994||Camden Diocesan Center||Pomona||NJ||After the allegation surfaced in 1994 that Burton had molested a minor in NC in 1982, Burton underwent therapy for a brief time.|
|1989||1992||Holy Spirit Church||Atlantic City||NJ||2/2 In residence.|
|1992||1998||St. Peter's||Pleasantville||NJ||3/3, 4/4 In residence.||St. Peter's had a school with 160-212 students.|
Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio followed McHugh as Camden bishop (1999–2003).
|2002||St. James||Ventnor||NJ||3/3, 2/2 In residence.||St. James had a school with 265-258 students, and a religious education program with 133 students.|
Joseph A. Galante succeeded DiMarzio (2004–2013).
|2006||Assumption Parish||Pomona||NJ||3/3 In residence.||Assumption had a regional school with 245-273 students and a religious education program with 850 students.|
|1994||2006||Richard Stockton College of New Jersey||Pomona||NJ||campus ministry|
|1994||2003||Atlantic Community College||Mays Landing||NJ||campus ministry|
|2003||2006||Atlantic Community College
||Pomona||NJ||campus ministry||The 2006 Directory indexes Burton three times, once as "C. Jeffries Burton, s.j." with a 1967 ordination year, and twice as "Jeffries Burton, s.j." with a 1972 ordination year (without the first initial "C").|
|2006||2007||Burton is not indexed in the 2007 Directory, nor is he listed as at Assumption.|
Richmond bishop was Francis Xavier DiLorenzo (2004 -)
|June 2007||Sacred Heart||South Richmond||VA||This assignment is per news reports. Burton was removed from Sacred Heart in June 2007, due to the discovery in his personnel file that he had molested an adolescent in 1982 in North Carolina. Burton acknowledged the "misconduct".|
Baltimore archbishop was William Henry Keeler (1989-2007), followed by Edwin O'Brien (2007-2012).
|2008||Jesuit Fathers and Brothers Maryland Provincial Curia||Baltimore||MD|
|2008||2010||Colombiere Jesuit Community||Baltimore||MD|
|2010||2011||Burton is not indexed in the 2011 Directory. He died Aug. 20, 2011.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1968-2012)
• Father Jeff Burton, S.J. to Celebrate, Golden Jubilee, August 1, Stockton College, ACCC Campus Minister Celebrates, 50th Anniversary as a Jesuit, Office of Public Relations, Stockton College, Thursday, July 22, 2004