Fr. James E. McGuire

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of three boys and one other person. Abuse allegedly began while he was a seminarian in 1966. Placed on leave in 2002 with restrictions. Laicized 3/24/06. Name is included on a secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. As of 4/16/12, at least five members of McGuire’s 1970 seminary class have been defrocked or removed from ministry over abuse allegations.

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