Father Joseph DiGregorio
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Placed on leave: 2011
Assigned as follows:
- 1966-1970: Our Lady of Loreto (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1970-1971: St. Anthony of Padua (Ambler, PA)
- 1971-1976: St. Thomas Aquinas (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1976-1977: St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1977-1982: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1982-1987: St. Paul’s (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1987-1988: Epiphany of Our Lord (Philadelphia, PA)
- 1988-1997: Army Reserve on Active Duty
- 1997-1998: Regular Army Chaplain
- 1998-1999: Status uncertain
- 1999-2004: Regular Army Chaplain
- 2004-2005: Status uncertain
- 2005-2010: St. Martin of Tours (Philadelphia, PA)
- 2010-2011: Stella Maris Rectory (Philadelphia, PA)
Summary of Allegations Against Father Joseph DiGregorio:
According to the Philadelphia 2011 Grand Jury Report, a woman came forward in 2005 to report that Father Joseph DiGregorio had sexually her as a 16-year-old girl in 1967 or 1968 while he served at Our Lady of Loreto in Philadelphia. Initially, the Review Board found the allegation to be credible but reversed its decision in 2006. After the release of Grand Jury Report, Father DiGregorio was placed on leave from his assignment as parochial vicar at Stella Maris Rectory. Father DiGregorio denied all allegations.
According to media reports, in October 2012, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia reinstated DiGregorio to active ministry. Church officials said an investigation found that he violated The Standards of Ministerial Behaviors and Boundaries more than 40 years ago, but they did not say how. They said “there’s compelling evidence that makes him suitable for ministry and that there’s no evidence he poses a danger to children.”
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