Fr. Virgil Bradley Tetherow

Ordained: 2002
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Aka Fr. Gabriel. Member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in Yonkers NY after first vows in 1996. Left there 1998. With Bishop Timlin’s permission, established the Servants Minor of St. Francis community in Scranton in 2001. Ordained 2002. Admitted in 2005 to downloading child porn while working at St. Ann’s in Tobyhanna PA in 01/05. Arrested in West Orange NJ while staying at St. Anthony of Padua. Pled guilty to one charge of criminal use of a communication facility; sentenced to two years probation. Faculties removed. Found celebrating mass/holding services in 2010 and in his newly-formed traditionalist church in 2011. The church is not recognized by the Vatican. Laicization announced 3/4/15. Still active 11/18 as “priest” of church he formed, St. Michael the Archangel in Lower Windsor Township. In PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18 (misspelled “Thetherow”). On Scranton diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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