As Lent began, 21 priests in Philadelphia were placed on administrative leave due to accusations of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior towards minors.
These priests were forced to leave their archdiocesan residences and banned from celebrating mass. While the priests were not publicly identified by the archdiocese, news outlets have been releasing information on the priests under investigation.
List of priests names according to NBC Philadelphia:
- Philip Barr
Pastor Emeritus, St. Edmond’s, Philadelphia
- John Bowe
Saint Joseph’s, Warrington, Pa.
- George Cadwallader
Saint Vincent De Paul, Richboro, Pa.
- Paul Castellani
Saint Philomena’s, Lansdowne, Pa.
- Michael Chapman
Ascension of Our Lord, Philadelphia
- Msgr. John Close
- Msgr. Francis Feret
Saint Adalbert’s, Philadelphia
- Mark Fernandes
Saint Agnes, Sellersville, Pa.
- Msgr. Michael Flood
Saint Luke the Evangelist, Glenside, Pa.
- Mark Gaspar
Our Lady of Charity, Brookhaven, Pa.
- Joseph Glatts
- Steven Harris
- Daniel Hoy
Retired, Our Lady of the Assumption Rectory, Strafford, Pa.
- Msgr. Joseph Logrip
Saint Stanislaus, Lansdale, Pa.
- Andrew McCormick
Sacred Heart, Swedesburg, Pa.
- Zachary Navit
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Doylestown, Pa.
- Leonard Peterson
Saint Maria Goretti, Hatfield, Pa.
- Robert Povish
Chaplain, State Correctional Institute, Graterford
Saint Eleanor Rectory, Collegeville, Pa.
- John Reardon
Saint John Of The Cross Rectory, Roslyn, Pa.
- Thomas Rooney
- Peter Talocci