Fr. Stephen M. Garrity (Jesuit) – Diocese of Scranton

Father Stephen M. Garrity
Diocese of Scranton

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Ordained: 1970
Removed from ministry: 2007
Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1971 – 1980: St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1980 – 1982: Jesuit Community at St. Joseph’s University, Merion Station, PA
  • 1982 – 1985: Province Office, Baltimore, MD
  • 1985 – 1991: Scranton Preparatory School, Scranton, PA
  • 1991 – 2001: Loyola on the Potomac Retreat House, Faulkner, MD
  • 2001 – 2007: Holy Cross Parish, Durham, NC

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Stephen M. Garrity:

In 2013, the Jesuits told the Philadelphia district attorney that they received a credible allegation that one of their priests, Father Stephen M. Garrity, had inappropriate physical contact with a student at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in North Philadelphia in the 1970s.

The Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus said that Garrity—a graduate of the school —engaged in inappropriate sexual touching while teaching at the school from 1971 to 1979.

At the time, Garrity had already been removed from ministry in 2007 for admitting to inappropriate sexual contact with 5 adults between the age of 18-23 in the early 1980s while in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

He was sent to a monitored, residential treatment facility on the East Coast. Garrity passed away in 2014.

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