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.