Fr. Charles Guth – Diocese of Greensburg

Father Charles Guth

Diocese of Greensburg

Charles Guth Diocese of Greensburg Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1924

Retired: 1973

Died: 1986

Assigned as follows:

  • 7/1924: St. Peter, N.S.  (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 4/1925: St. Andrews, N.S.  (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 3/1926:  St. Joseph  (Braddock, PA)
  • 8/1928:  St. Bernard (Dormont, PA)
  • 1/1929: St. Ambrose (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1/1932: St. Wendelin (Carrick, PA)
  • 7/1932: Presentation  (Midland, PA)
  • 5/1935: St. Mary (McKees Rocks, PA)
  • 6/1935: St. James (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 10/1942: St. Mary (Parkers Landing, PA) and Mission, St James (Petrolia, PA)
  • 8/1944: Holy Family (West Newton, PA)
  • 11/1962: St. Mary (Kittanning, PA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Charles Guth:

Fr. Charles Guth was ordained a priest in 1924, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Greensburg. According to media reports, in 2018, he was first named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report. It revealed he is accused of sexually abusing an underage boy in the 1950s. The victim, as an adult, reported in 2005 that Guth molested him around age 7 when the priest was assigned to Holy Family in West Newton. The man says that he went to Guth concerned for his mother’s soul after a Sunday school teacher said people who miss Mass go to Hell. Guth molested the boy, gave him a nickel and told him that both he and his mother would go to Hell and burn if he told anyone what had happened.

Guth retired in 1973 as a priest in good standing.  He died in 1986.

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