Fr. Scott McCarthy

Ordained: 1974
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

 Report to diocese in 2002 of abuse in 1976. Retired. Allegation initially deemed non-credible, changed to credible and faculties removed in 12/18. Named publicly as credibly accused on the diocese’s list 1/2/19. McCarthy made an appeal to the Vatican. On 6/25/21 the Vatican decided that the allegation was false, that his removal from ministry was invalid and that his name was to be removed from the diocese’s list of credibly accused. 


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