Tag: Andrew Ulincy

Fr. Andrew A. Ulincy (Diocese of Allentown)

Father Andrew Ulincy

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)


Ordained: 1966

Absent on Sick Leave: 1981-1982

Removed: 2010

Retired: 2011

Died: 2016

Assigned as follows:

  • 1966-1967        Marian High School (Hometown, PA)
  • 1966-1969        St. Joseph (Jim Thorpe, PA)
  • 1966-1969        Regional Director of Vocations
  • 1969-1970        St. Mary (Mahanoy City, PA)
  • 1979-1981        Ss. Simon and Jude (Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1981-1982        Sick Leave
  • 1982            St. Michael (Lansford, PA)
  • 1982-1995        St. Joseph (Frackville, PA)
  • 1992-1995        Cardinal Brennan H.S. Advisory Board
  • 1995-1996        Holy Rosary (Reading, PA)
  • 1996-1997        Immaculate Conception (Birdsboro, PA)
  • 1997-2010        St. Paul (Reading, PA)
  • 2011            Retired

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Andrew Ulincy:

According to the grand jury report, the Diocese of Allentown received its first notice that Andrew Ulincy was sexually abusing children in 1981.  A 17 year old boy reported to Bethlehem Police that he had been propositioned by Ulincy, who admitted to the allegation when confronted by police.  According to investigators, the boy was a runaway who sought refuge and help at the church.  The priest took the boy in and told him to shower while he washed the boy’s clothes.  The priest fondled the boy under the guise of “helping him dry off” after the shower.  He then forced the boy onto his bed and raped the child.  There were no criminal charges filed and Ulincy continued in ministry unrestricted.

In the early 1990s, during a remodel of the rectory where Ulincy was assigned, Ulincy reportedly exposed his penis to one of the workers.  The victim, who was an adult man, reported it to police.  Charges were dropped after a cash payout was made to the victim and Ulincy was immediately transferred to a new parish.

In 2010, Ulincy was finally removed from ministry after a second interview of the original victim for an undisclosed reason.  This was more than 25 years after the original report, as well as what may have been an inpatient treatment (as he was on sick leave from 1981-1982).  Indeed, Ulincy had even served as a pastor and a board member for Cardinal Brennan Catholic High School.

Ulincy died in 2016.


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