Father John C. Dougherty – Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Father John C. Dougherty

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Ordained: 1945

Deceased: 2003

Summary of Allegations Against Father John C. Dougherty:

Not much is known about Father John Dougherty’s past with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. But According to the Archdiocese website Father Dougherty’s name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Monsignor James Molloy regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor but for whom no conclusive evidence was found.  He is shown as Associate Pastor at St. Bartholomew, but no further information was given to the public about the allegations. Father John Dougherty died in 2003.

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