Fr. John J. Gallagher, O.S.A: Credibly Accused Clergy

Fr. John J. Gallagher, O.S.A

Ordained: 1945
  • 1946-1948 Augustinian College, Brookland, Washington D.C. (WDC)
  • 1948-1951 Augustinian Monastery, Villanova, PA (PH)
  • 1951-1953 Villanova College, Villanova, PA (PH)
  • 1953-1956 Archbishop Prendergast High School for Boys, Drexel Hill, PA (PH)
  • 1956-1958 Sisters of St. Dominic Convent, New York, NY (NY); Christian Brothers, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1958-1963 Our Mother of Good Counsel Convent, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1963-1965 Our Mother of Good Counsel Convent, New York, NY (NY); Convent of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1965-1966 Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel, PA (PH)
  • 1966-1968 Biscayne College (Men), Miami, FL (MIA)
  • 1968-1970 Merrimack College, North Andover, MA (BO)
  • 1970-1971 Immaculate Conception, Hoosick Falls, NY (ALB)
  • 1971-1979 Immaculate Conception, Hoosick Falls,
  • 1979-1982 Unknown
  • 1982-1986 St. Joseph’s Church, Greenwich, NY (ALB)
  • 1986-2006 St. Thomas Monastery, Villanova, PA (PH)
  • 2006 Died

Fr. John J. Gallagher was ordained a priest of the Order of Saint Augustine and worked at various parishes on the east coast. In a 2007 lawsuit, Fr. Gallagher was accused of sexually abusing a girl from 1972 to 1978 while working at St. Mary’s in Lawrence, MA. In 2018, the Augustinian order settled with three women who claimed they were abused by Fr. Gallagher at St. Mary’s in the 1970’s.