Fr. Joseph T. Conboy – Diocese of Scranton

| Jan 6, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Joseph Conboy

Diocese of Scranton

Ordained: 1953

Died: 2008

Assignment History:

  • 1953-1964: Saint Michael’s School for Boys (Hoban Heights, PA)
  • 1964-1969: Saint Gabriel (Hazleton, PA)
  • 1969-1970: Saint Leo (Ashley, PA)
  • 1970-1977: Saint Basil (Dushore, PA)
  • 1977-1984: Saint Lawrence (Great Bend, PA)
  • 1984: Holy Saviour (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • 1984-1990: Saint Joseph (Athens, PA)
  • 1990-1992: Saint Patrick (Nicholson, PA)
  • 1992: Retired

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Joseph Conboy:

Fr. Joseph Conboy was ordained to the priesthood in 1953. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career and in 1992, he became pastor emeritus of St. Patrick’s Church in Nicholson. Fr. Conboy also served as the dean of Bradford County and as a deanery coordinator for the participation of the Diocese of Scranton in the papal visit of John Paul II to Philadelphia in October 1979.

According to media reports, Fr. Joseph Conboy was publicly 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, as well as the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Conboy retired in 1992, and died in February 2008.

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