Tag: Pasquale Catullo

Father Pasquale R. Catullo – Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Father Pasquale R. Catullo

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Fr. Pasquale Catullo Horowitz Law


Ordained: 1963:

Placed on leave: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1963-1964 St. Michael of the Saints (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1964 Our Lady of Pompeii (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1964-1969 Archbishop Kennedy High School
  • 1964-1968 Holy Saviour (Norristown, PA)
  • 1968-1969 Cosmas/Damian (Conshohocken, PA)
  • 1969-1972 Saint John Neumann High School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1969-1976 St. Mary Magdalen De Pazzi (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1976-1977 Holy Saviour (Norristown, PA)
  • 1977-1982 St. Irenaeus (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1982-1983 St. Patrick (Kennett Square, PA)
  • 1983 King of Peace (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1983-1986 Stella Maris (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1986-1988 St. Thomas Aquinas (Croydon, PA)
  • 1988-1989 St. Paul (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1989-1993 St. Anthony of Padua (Chester, PA)
  • 1993-1996 Annunciation B.V.M. (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1996-1997 St. Helena (Center Square, PA)
  • 1996-2004 Villa Saint Teresa

Summary of Allegations Against Father Pasquale R. Catullo:

According to the 2005 Grand Jury Report, Father Pasquale was accused in 1969 of abuse of a female high school student. He self-reported the incident and requested to transfer. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia knew of his abuse yet continued to reassign him for 15 years. In late 2004 the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s internal review board found the allegations against Father Catullo to be credible and substantiated.

Father Catullo agreed to the removal of his priestly faculties, to forgo the Church penal process and to accept the imposition of a supervised life of prayer and penance.

Father Catullo’s name is included on a secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Monsignor James Molloy summarizing the sexual abuse allegations hidden in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Catullo is still alive and is living at Villa St. Joseph with other accused priests. The nature of his daily supervision is unknown.  He is 88 years old.

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