Fr. George J. Callaghan, O.S.A.: Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. George J. Callaghan, O.S.A.

Ordained: 1956
  • 1956-1957: Augustinian College, Washington D.C. (WDC)
  • 1957-1959: Augustinian Preparatory Seminary, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1959-1964: Holy Rosary, Lawrence, MA (BO)
  • 1964-1966: St. Nicholas of Tolentine, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1966-1970: Immaculate Conception, Hoosick Falls, NY (ALB)
  • 1970-1976: St. Augustine, Troy, NY (ALB)
  • 1976-1978: St. Augustine, Lawrence, MA (BO)
  • 1978-1982: Holy Rosary, Lawrence, MA (BO)
  • 1982-1984: Assumption B.V.M. (St. Mary’s), Lawrence, MA (BO)
  • 1984-1986: Austin Preparatory School, Reading, MA (BO)
  • 1987-1988: Unknown
  • 1989-1993: St. Mary Immaculate Conception, Lawrence, MA (BO)
  • 1994-1996: St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown, PA (PH)
  • 1995-2008: St. Thomas Monastery, Villanova, PA (PH)
  • 2008: Died

Fr. George J. Callaghan was a member of the Order of St. Augustine. In approximately 1983, Fr. Callaghan lured a
17 year-old boy to his bedroom in the church rectory at Assumption Church and made sexual advances towards him. Fr.
Callaghan told the boy to take his clothes off and get on the bed. A settlement involving the allegations was purportedly
reached in 1992. Fr. Callaghan is alleged to have abused another boy in Boston, Massachusetts in approximately 1983. In
2011, after the Archdiocese of Boston omitted the names of religious order priests from its list of credibly accused clerics,
The Boston Globe included Fr. Callaghan on a list of priests and other clerics who “faced at least one unresolved allegation
of sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese against someone under the age of 18, even if the accusation did not result in a
lawsuit or settlement.”