Rev. George B. McFadden

Ordained: 1952

Start Stop Assignment Town State Position Notes
1952 1953 Absent on leave at North American College Rome Italy


Bishop was Joseph M Mueller, D.D.; and Chancellor was Rt. Rev. Msgr. J.J. Berger.

1953 1957 St. Mary's Storm Lake IA

McFadden worked under Rt. Rev. Msgr. C.J. Ivis, V.F.

Parish had a school grade school with 174-262 students and a high school with 62-70 students.

During this time the Bishop was Joseph M Mueller, D.D.; and Chancellor was Rt. Rev. Msgr. J.J. Berger.

1957 1960 Immaculate Conception Sioux City IA

Worked under Rt. Rev. Msgr. E.J. Smith, P.A. and with Rev. C. John Brennan.

Parish had a school with 680-632 students.

McFadden is accussed of abusing children at this parish.

Bishop was Joseph M. Mueller, D.D. ; Chancellor was Rev. Lawrence J. Hoffman, J.C.D.

1960 1969 St. Francis of Assisi's (Polish) Sioux City IA 1/1

Parish had a school with 108-79 students.

Accused of abusing children at this parish.

Bishop from 1960-1965 was Joseph M. Mueller and Chancellor was Rev. Lawrence J. Hoffman, J.C.D. From 1965-1969 Bishop was Frank H. Greteman, D.D. and Chancellor continued to be Hoffman.

1969 1972 St. Joseph's Jefferson IA 1/1

Allegations of abuse while at this parish.

Bishop during this time continued to be Greteman and Chancellor was Hoffman 1969-1970. From 1970-1971 Chancellor was Very Rev. Raymond A. Kevane, J.C.D., S.T.L. During 1971-1972 Rev. Leonard M Ziegmann became Chancellor.

1972 1987 St. James' Le Mars IA 1/1

Beginning in 1983, Directories show St. James had an elementary school with 435-455 students.

Bishop Greteman and Chancellor Ziegmann continued from 1972-1981, when Ziegmann was replaced by Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, J.C.D. Greteman was replaced as Bishop in 1983 by Lawrence D. Soens, while Schnurr continued as Chancellor until 1985, when he was replaced by Rev. Roger J. Augustine, V.G.

Accusations that Soens sexually abused boys surfaced in 2006.

1987 1992 St. Andrew's Sibley IA 1/1 Bishop was Soens during this time, while Chancellor Augustine was replaced in 1987 by Rev. Kevin C. McCoy, S.T.D.
1992 1995 ?      

McFadden not indexed or listed in diocesan pages of the Directories.Per Des Moines Register article of 6-23-2002, McFadden was forced to retire and into treatment in 1992, after allegations of sexual abuse of more than 25 children. Article also states he said daily mass from 1992-2002 at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City.

Bishop was Soens, Chancellor continued to be McCoy.

1995 2002


Cathedral of the Epiphany

Sioux City IA  

Directories list McFadden as retired and living at 1122 Grandview Blvd.,Sioux City, which is just around the corner from the cathedral.

Soens was replaced as bishop in 1998 by Daniel N. Dinardo, D.D. McCoy was replaced the same year by Rev. Msgr. Michael D. Sernett.

2002 2007 Retired Ft. Wayne IN   Per Sioux City Journal article of 1-16-2007, McFadden lives in Indiana and has been prohibited by the Vatican of presenting himself as a priest.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1952-2003).

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