Fr. Harold McGovern – Diocese of Charlotte

| Jul 21, 2021 | Catholic Church, Sex

Fr. Harold McGovern (Oblates)

Diocese of Charlotte

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 2008

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1959: Novitiate (Childs, MD)
  • 1961: De Sales Hall (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1962: Salesianum School (Wilmington
  • 1964: North Catholic High School (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1967: De Sales Hall (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1971: Holy Infant Parish (Durham, NC)
  • 1972: Father Judge High School (Philadelphia
  • 1979: Bishop McGuiness High School (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • 1980: Holy Cross Parish (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1988: Mission Training Program (Uruguay and Mexico)
  • 1990: Holy Child Parish (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 2001: St. Mary and Edward Parish (Roxboro, NC)
  • 2006: Missions in Ecuador
  • 2008: Removed from ministry

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Harold McGovern:

Fr. Harold McGovern was ordained an Oblates priest in 1970, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Charlotte. According to media reports, in 2008, he was permanently removed from ministry by his supervising religious order, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales’ Wilmington-Philadelphia Province, after a claim of child sexual abuse from the 1960s in Delaware was substantiated. In 2019, he was residing at a supervised Oblates-owned facility in Washington, D.C. There are no credible abuse allegations documented against him during his ministry in the 1980s in the Diocese of Charlotte.

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