|Rev. Glenn M. Davidowich
Summary of Case: A priest of the Eparchy of Passaic, Davidowich was accused in 2009 of having sexually abused a 15-17 year old boy in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The boy was an altar server at Davidowich's parish and a high school wrestler. In 1999 Davidowich established an organization called the Junior Professional Wrestling Association. Its website featured young men and boys as young as 16 years-old in swimming briefs, some wearing dog collars and chains. Some of its videos were shot in a parish rectory. Parishioners complained about the sexually suggestive website, leading the bishop to confront Davidowich, who then stepped down from the wrestling organization. Davidowich was placed on leave by the Eparchy in 2009, after the accusation of abuse surfaced. He is last known to be living in Wisonsin.
Incardinated: Byzantine Eparchy of Passaic (PSC)
Byzantine Eparchy of Passaic bishop was Michael Joseph Dudick (1968-1995)
|1991||St. Mary of the Assumption||
• In June 2011 the Eparchy of Passaic settled with a man who accused Davidowich of having sexually abusing him in the late 1980s and early 1990s, beginning when the man was a 15 year-old St. Mary's parishioner. The boy was an altar server and high school wrestler.
|NJ||2/2||St. Mary's had a school with 140-150 students.|
|1989||1991||St. Mary's Chapel||
|NJ||This was a chapel of St. Mary of the Assumption in Trenton.|
|1991||1992||St. Jude||Southampton Township||NJ||This was a mission of St. Nicholas in Roebling.|
|1992||1995||Ascension of Our Lord||Williamsburg||VA||1/1|
|1992||1995||Our Lady of Perpetual Help||Virginia Beach||VA||This was a mission of Ascension of Our Lord in Williamsburg.|
Dudick was succeeded by Andrew Pataki (1995-2007)
|1996||Holy Spirit||Mahwah||NJ||2/2 In residence.|
|1996||1999||St. John the Baptist||Trumbull||CT||1/1|
|PA||1/1||Davidowich founded the Junior Professional Wrestling Association in 1999. Its website featured photos of scantily clad males, as young as 16 years-old, some in dog collars and chains. The Association also sold videos, some of which were shot in the church rectory. Davidowich's parishioners are said to have complained that the site was sexually suggestive. Davidowich claimed the organization was established as a way to raise money for a former high school wrestler in California who had been paralyzed. The boy's mother said in 2002 that she'd never heard of the organization and that they had not received money from any organization in years. Davidowich resigned from the wrestling organization in Feb. 2001 after Bishop Pitaki confronted him with parishioners concerns about the website.|
|2004||2006||Leave of Absence|
|2006||2007||Special or Other Diocese Assignment|
Patiki was replaced by William Charles Skurla (2007-2012)
|2009||St. Mary's||Kingston||PA||1/1, 1/2|
Davidowich is not indexed in the 2010 Directory, nor is he listed in the diocesan pages as at his previous assignment.
Davidowich was placed on leave when a man reported having been sexually abused by him as a 15-17 year old in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
|2010||2011||Leave of Absence
||Manitowoc||WI||Davidowich was known in October 2011 to be living in Manitowoc, WI with the man who had been the director of the Junior Pro Wrestling Association.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1990-2011)
• Suggestive Photographs Sold on Priest's Web Site; By David O'Reilly, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2002