Father David Givey
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Permanently removed: 2012
Assigned as follows:
- St. Katherine of Siena (Way, PA)
- Archbishop Carroll High School (Radnor, PA)
- Archbishop Pendergast High School (Drexel Hill, PA)
- Sisters of Mercy Convent (Merion, PA)
- St. Agatha/St. James (Philadelphia, PA)
- Our Lady of Peace (Milmont Park, PA)
Summary of Allegations against Father David Givey:
Givey was one of 21 priests placed on administrative leave following the release of the Philadelphia 2011 Grand Jury Report, which identified more than 30 priests in active ministry who had been accused of sexual abuse children. No information was offered to the public about the nature or context of the allegation(s) against Givey.
In 2012, after an internal investigation, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s review board determined that Givey did not commit sexual misconduct, but did violate standards of ministerial conduct. They recommended Givey’s permanent removal from ministry for his conduct. Archbishop Chaput accepted their recommendation and permanently barred Givey from returning to ministry.
No additional information about those violations was provided to the public, except for a general statement that priests removed for that reason generally had “boundary issues with children.” According to media reports, “Church officials have declined to release details on specific accusations but say boundary issues can include inappropriate talk or contact, sharing alcohol or pornography with minors or other conduct that may be construed as “grooming” a victim.”
Givey is believed to be alive and residing in Ocean City, New Jersey.
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