Fr. Harry R. Morgan: Accused of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor

Fr. Harry R. Morgan

Ordained, 1953
  • 1954: St. Joseph’s, Winslow, Arizona (GLP)
  • 1955-1958: St. John’s, Apache County, New Mexico (GLP)
  • 1959-1960: Pius X, East Flagstaff, Arizona (GLP)
  • 1961-1963: St. Pius X (GLP)
  • 1964 Family Life, Williams, Arizona; St. Joseph’s, Williams, Arizona (GLP)
  • 1965-1970: St. Joseph’s, Williams, Arizona (GLP/PHX)
  • 1971-1972: St. Clement of Rome, Sun City, Arizona (PHX)
  • 1973-1974: Cristo Rey, Grand Canyon, Arizona (PHX)
  • 1975: Mission, Fountain Hills, Arizona (PHX)
  • 1976-1983: Active Outside the Diocese (PHX)
  • 1984-1986: Sacred Heart Home for the Aged, Phoenix, Arizona (PHX)
  • 1987-1993: Jeanne Jugan Residence, San Pedro, California (PHX)
  • 1994: Retired
  • 1995: Died

In 1975, Fr. Harry R. Morgan was arrested for sexually abusing a minor child at the Church of Ascension in Fountain Hills, Arizona, and was subsequently sentenced to ten years’ probation. Fr. Morgan was reportedly reassigned to two homes for the elderly where he remained until his retirement in 1994. Fr. Morgan was named on the Diocese of Phoenix’s list of “Priests and deacons who have been laicized and/or removed from ministry due to sexual misconduct with a minor.” He was also named on the Diocese of Gallup’s “List of priests, religious and other persons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors and who have served in parishes or institutions of the church located within the territorial limits of the Diocese of Gallup.”