Archdiocese of Philadephia Expected to Announce Two More Priest Removals

By Susan Matthews
February 21, 2014

One month before an Archdiocesan Mass for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Archbishop Chaput is expected to announce the permanent removal of two more priests.This information comes via several reliable sources. Victims of the removed priests are routinely notified by the Archdiocese prior to these announcements.

One of the priests, Father John P. Paul, had been left in parish ministry at Our Lady of Calvary without notifying parents after a “historical” allegation had been lodged this past year. The archdiocese finally removed him a week after his publicized resignation brought forth more victim information (of course).

The second removal is reported to involve Father James J. Collins who last resided St. Martha Parish in Philadelphia.








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