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Two former Philadelphia priests are ‘not suitable’ for ministry, archdiocese investigations find

August 20, 2018

By Staff

Two former priests who once served at parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been found to be “not suitable for ministry,” the archdiocese announced Sunday night, after separate internal church investigations found that the clergy members had engaged in behavior that was either illegal or a violation of ministerial standards.

The archdiocese announced that the Rev. Andrew D. McCormick, a former priest who served stints at parishes in Port Richmond and Bridgeport, among other locations, will be  removed of his right to function as a priest or will “enter into a supervised life of prayer and penance” after the church investigation found a “substantiated allegation” of sexual abuse of a minor. In addition, the archdiocese said Sunday, Monsignor Gregory J. Parlante was deemed to be no longer suitable for ministry after parish staff in Chadds Ford last year found a package he was sent containing illegal drugs.

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