Three Philly Priests “Unsuitable For Ministry”
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday announced that it had found three priests unsuitable for ministry in connection with sex abuse allegations. Two of the men—Joseph J. Gallagher and Mark S. Gaspar—had been on administrative leave since a February 2011 grand jury report detailed widespread abuses within the archdiocese. Seven other priests had been found unsuitable for ministry in connection with the grand jury report; seven of those cases remain unresolved. The third priest, Richard T. Powers, is retired—his case involved a 40-year-old allegation that emerged after the grand jury report was made public.