Father Joseph A. Griffin – Diocese of Scranton

Father Joseph A. Griffin – Diocese of Scranton

Ordained: 1927

Retired: 1976

Died: 1988

Assigned as follows:

  • 1927            St. Matthew (East Stroudsburg, PA)
  • 1927-1928        St. Andrew (Blossburg, PA)
  • 1928-1929        Annunciation (Williamsport, PA)
  • 1929-1932        Absent for Studies: Catholic University
  • 1932-1938        Marywood College (Scranton, PA)
  • 1938-1944        St. Joseph Children & Maternity Hosp. (Scranton, PA)
  • 1944-1951        St. Catherine (Moscow, PA)
  • 1951-1952        St. Basil (Dushore, PA)
  • 1952-1967        Ss. Peter & Paul (Towanda, PA)
  • 1967-1974        St. Mary (Avoca, PA)
  • 1974-1976        Marian Convent (Scranton, PA)
  • 1979-1980        Retired
  • 1980            St. Catherine (Moscow, PA)
  • 1980            Blessed Sacrament (Hughestown, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Griffin:

In 2009, the Diocese of Scranton received information that a 42 year old man was sexually abused by Father Joseph Griffin in 1967. The man was 9 years old.  Griffin took him and other boys to Seneca Lake, New York, and to a summer cottage on Lake Henry in the Poconos. He reported that Griffin made him share a bed and that is when the inappropriate touching occurred.  He contacted the Diocese again in 2011.

Griffin died in 1988 as a priest in good standing of the Diocese of Scranton, albeit a retired one.

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