Catholic Priest

Gerard J./Gerald Sudol

Ordained: 1980

Hospital Chaplain 1995-2002. Removed 2002 after allegation of sexual misconduct. At least one claim included in $1.9 mil settlement involving 9 priests and archdiocese in 10/04. Acquitted after a canonical trial and assigned to work at a hospice. In residence 12/17 at a Jersey City parish. “Stepped down” pending investigation in 8/18 after an accusation he sexually abused an altar boy while assigned to a Ridgefield Park parish in the 1980s and 1990s. One accuser said in 8/18 that some of Sudol’s victims later died by suicide. On archdiocese’s list 2/13/19 (as “Gerald”). Multiple alleged victims noted. Permanently removed from ministry.