Fr. James J. Collins

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Placed on administrative leave without privileges 5/26/13 after an allegation that he sexually abused a minor approximately 40 years prior. Taught at Holy Family University from 1976 to retirement in 2013 and was living at St Martha’s rectory. Archdiocese investigated and said this was the first allegation against Collins. Matter reported to the police. May have been working at Roman Catholic High School for Boys during time of alleged abuse. Found Not Suitable for Ministry 02/23/14 and permanently removed.

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