Fr. Hugh Harold McGroarty – Diocese of Scranton

| Jan 7, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Hugh Harold McGroarty

Diocese of Scranton

Ordained: 1945

Died: 2012

Assignment History:

  • 1946-1947: Saint Charles, Sugar Notch, PA)
  • 1947-1950: Holy Savior (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • 1950-1962: Saint Patrick (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • 1962: Christ the King (Dunmore, PA)
  • 1962-1966: Saint Mary of Mount Carmel (Dunmore, PA)
  • 1966-1969: Saint Martha (Fairmount Springs, PA)
  • 1969-1974: Our Lady Queen of Peace (Brodheadsville, PA)
  • 1974-1979: Saint Elizabeth (Bear Creek, PA)
  • 1979-1982: Saint Francis X. Cabrini (Carverton, PA)
  • 1982-1985: Saint Patrick (White Haven, PA)
  • 1985-1987: Saint Cecelia (Exeter, PA)
  • 1987-1991: Saint John the Evangelist (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • 1991- 1993: Saint Rose (Carbondale, PA)
  • 1993-1996: Saint Hedwig (Kingston, PA)
  • 1996: Saint John the Evangelist (Pittston, PA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Hugh Harold McGroarty:

Father Hugh Harold McGroarty was ordained a priest in 1945, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Scranton. According to media reports, in Fr. McGroarty was named on the Diocese of Scranton 2020 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Fr. McGroarty died in 2012. He was assigned to parishes in Sugar Notch, Wilkes-Barre, Dunmore, Fairmount Springs, Bear Creek, Carverton, White Haven, Exeter, Carbondale, Kingston, Pittston over his tenure.

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