Fr. Joseph J. Gallagher

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Also referred to as J. Joseph Gallagher. Former editor of The Catholic Review. Retired in 1985. Name on archdiocese list of accused priests 9/2002, which notes an allegation in 1986 of abuse of a 14-year-old boy in 1980. Accuser met with officials in 1993. “Gallagher admitted inappropriate conduct and his faculties to perform ministry were removed.” Gallagher objected to his inclusion on the list, saying the “incident involved only a massage of a 14-year-old boy that occurred 21 years ago but involved no genital touching.” He died in 2015. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.

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