Father Joseph A. Griffin – Diocese of Scranton
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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