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Fr. Stephen Garrity – Diocese of Raleigh

Father Stephen Garrity

Diocese of Raleigh (Jesuits) 

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Ordained: 1970

Removed: 2007

Died: 2014

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1970-1971 Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1971-1979 St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1978-1982 Loyola Center at St. Joseph’s University (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1985-1991 Scranton Preparatory School (Scranton, PA)
  • 1991-2001 Loyola on the Potomac Retreat House (Faulkner, MD)
  • 2001-2004 North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC)
  • 2001-2007 Holy Cross (Durham, NC)
  • 2007-2008 Jesuit Fathers and Brothers Provincial Curia (Baltimore, MD)
  • 2008-2011 Jesuit Center – Jesuit Community (Wernersville, PA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Stephen Garrity:

Father Stephen Garrity was ordained of the Jesuits’ Maryland Province in 1970, and served in the Diocese of Raleigh.  He was assigned to high schools in the Washington DC area, as well as in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Scranton.  

According to media reports, Garrity was placed on leave in 2007 after admitting to having had “inappropriate sexual contact” with five young adults. The abuse occurred in the 1970’s and 1980’s, when the victims were 18-23 ages. He simply received therapy for his actions.

In 2013, Garrity was accused of molesting a male high school student in the 1970’s at St. Joseph’s Prep School in Philadelphia. He was then sent to a monitored Jesuit community in Philadelphia.

Garrity died in 2014.

His name appears on Maryland Province Jesuits’ list of accused priests as of December 2018. It notes multiple accusations against him. His name has also been added to the Baltimore Archdiocese’s list, along with Raleigh’s list as well. The Diocese of Raleigh notes another abuse allegation relating to events that occured in 1970, which was reported in 2018. 

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Fr. Stephen Garrity – Diocese of Scranton

Father Stephen Garrity

Diocese of Scranton (Jesuit)

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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 Fr. Stephen Garrity:

Fr. Stephen Garrity was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1970 who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Scranton. According to media reports, in 2013, the Jesuits told the Philadelphia district attorney that they received a credible allegation that one of their priests, Father Stephen 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 five adults between the ages of 18-23 in the early 1980s while he served in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

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

In 2018, his name appeared on multiple dioceses lists of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse including the Diocese of Raleigh, the Jesuits Maryland Province, and the Diocese of Scranton List 12.22.18

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Scranton. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Pennsylvania, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Scranton may have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.