Deacon Michael Conroy
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Suspended from ministry: 2002
Laicized: March 2007
Assigned as follows:
- 1994-2001: Sacred Heart (Royersford, PA)
- 2001-2007: Leave of Absence
Summary of Allegations Against Deacon Michael Conroy:
Michael Conroy was ordained a deacon in 1994 and served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was the permanent Deacon at Sacred Heart. According to media reports, in 2002 he was suspended from ministry for what the Archdiocese of Philadelphia would later call “known sexual misconduct involving a minor.” Absolutely no details were or have been offered by the Archdiocese as to the details of the allegation, such as the age/gender of the victim(s), or whether this was the first time Conroy had been accused of misconduct during his tenure. He had already been on a leave of absence since 2001.
Michael Conroy made a request to be removed from the cleric state. His request was granted by the Vatican in March 2007 and he was laicized (removed from the clerical state). Removal from the clerical state means that in accordance with canon law Michael Conroy is no longer incardinated in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and he is unable to function as a deacon anywhere.
Conroy died at in May 2020. He was last known to be residing in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
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