Fr. Michael J. McCarthy

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Assigned for 20 years to Cardinal O’Hara High School, 1965-1989. Also worked part-time as a travel agent. Accused of abuse of two male high school students. The Archdiocese received complaints in 1986 and 1991 regarding alleged abuse 1974-1976. Received a promotion despite the allegations. Placed on leave in 1993 with restrictions. Sent for treatment. Further restrictions added in 2004. Laicized 1/3/2006. Accused in a 5/2020 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, age 14, in 1971 in NJ. Dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction in NJ.

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