Philadelphia Archdiocese Settles $3.5 Million Sex Abuse Suit Involving 14 Year-Old Boy

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that one of its priests sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Delaware County nearly two decades ago. Filed in 2020, the lawsuit alleges that Pastor John Close raped the boy at St. Katharine’s of Siena in Wayne in 2006. The plaintiff, whose … Read more

Philadelphia Police Arrest New York Priest on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

Garisto was a longtime teacher and administrator at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School in Huguenot. The Philadelphia allegations mark the third time the priest has been accused of sexual misconduct. A Staten Island priest has been charged with molesting a Philadelphia boy from 1995 until 2002, beginning when the child was 10 years old. The … Read more

Philly Priest Accused of Child Molestation Found ‘Unsuitable for Ministry’

A Philadelphia Catholic priest who was placed on administrative leave in January after being accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1980s, has been found to be “unsuitable for ministry,” the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday. Monsignor Joseph L. Logrip, 74, who had last worked as a chaplain at Camilla Hall, a retirement home … Read more

PA Attorney General: ‘The Vatican had Knowledge of the Cover-Up’

Vatican officials knew of efforts to cover up sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday morning during appearances on two national news shows. “We have evidence that the Vatican had knowledge of the cover-up,” Shapiro said on NBC’s Today. He said later in the interview that he “can’t speak specifically to … Read more