Rev. David C. Weber

Summary of Case: Weber, a member of Bishop Pilla's "inner circle" was placed on leave in 4/02 because of past allegations that he sexually abused a 16 year old boy. His name was not released on public list until diocese was pressured by the press. He was one of several priests who asked a judge to block diocese from turning over past medical records to the prosecutor's office. Charges against Weber were investigated by a grand jury in 2002. Case has been sent to the Vatican for consideration as of 6/07.

: 1977


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Cleveland bishop was James Aloysius Hickey (1974-1980), followed by Anthony Michael Pilla (1980-2006)

1982 St. Ann's Cleveland Heights OH

5/5 ,4/5, 3/3


St. Ann's had a school with 548-462 students.
1982 1987 St. Jerome's Cleveland OH 2/3 St. Jerome's had a school with 465-431 students.
1987 1993 St. Albert the Great North Royalton OH 2/4, 2/5 St. Albert's had a school with 559-589 students.
1993 2002 Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Cleveland OH 1/10, 1/9, 1/8, 1/7, 1/6 The Cathedral had a religious education program with 150 students.
1996 1997 Diocesan Procurator        


Pilla was replaced as bishop by Richard Gerard Lennon (2006- )

2009 Administrative Leave       Weber was removed from ministry in April 2002 due to an allegation that he had abused a 16 year old boy. (Plain Dealer [Cleveland, Ohio]
April 12, 2002) Weber's name was released as having had sexual abuse allegations against him only after pressure from the media. (Plain Dealer [Cleveland, Ohio]
May 5, 2002)

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1978-2009)

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This assignment record was last updated on Nov. 30, 2009

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