Fr. Patrick T. Hoare
Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC
Pastor of St. Matthew’s in Charlotte when placed on leave in 12/2019 due to an allegation that he sexually abused a minor 25 years prior (before ordination) in PA. Police in PA investigated and found additional allegations that Hoare engaged in “inappropriate touching of relatives” when he was a teenager and young adult in the 1980s and 1990s. There were also complaints in the Diocese of Charlotte that Hoare was observed being “very touchy” with minors, including hugs and rubbing of shoulders or abdomens. Hoare denied the allegations. In 7/2020 the diocese announced that, based on recommendation from the Lay Review Board, Hoare would remain on administrative leave. Hoare appealed to the Vatican. As of 5/2023, Hoare has continued his longtime weekly podcast, “Daily Reflections with Fr. Pat.”
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