Click here to see: “Archbishop Finds 2 Priests Unsuitable for Ministry” NBC.com, April 7, 2013.
“Gallagher retired from the church in 2006, after spending sixteen years at Saint Richard in Philadelphia. He was placed on administrative leave in 2011. Last year, Gallagher was one of seven priests named in a civil suit alleging the Archdiocese covered up child sex abuse allegations. Gallagher is also the priest at the center of a wrongful death suit filed against the Archdiocese by the family of a man who killed himself in 2008 after his allegations were deemed not credible.
Gaspar most recently ministered at Our Lady of Charity in Brookhaven from 2008 to 2011, when he, like Gallagher and others, was placed on administrative leave. Gaspar was one of 21 priests suspended following an investigation into 37 “cases of concern” by former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Gina Maisto Smith.
In addition, Chaput confirmed Sunday that Monsignor Richard Powers was deemed not suitable for ministry last year.”