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Ex Archbishop Carroll Rev Deemed Unfit After 2nd Abuse Allegation

Patch logo Patch 12/9/2019 Max Bennett
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RADNOR, PA — A former reverend at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor has been removed from service after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia investigated allegations of abuse levied against him recently. He faced abused allegations in 2011, as well.

According to the Archdiocese, Reverend Monsignor Joseph L. Logrip, 74, was deemed unfit for ministry by the Archdiocesan Office of Investigations after he was accused of sexually abusing a minor in the early 1980s.

Logrip served at the high school from 1983 to 1990, according to the Archdiocese.

The Archdiocese learned of the allegation in late 2018 and was put on administrative leave and had his priestly faculties restricted in January 2019.

The Archdiocesan Professional Responsibilities Review Board recently recommended to the Archbishop that Logrip was unsuitable for ministry based on a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.

Archbishop Chaput accepted that recommendation and determined that Logrip is unsuitable for ministry.

Logrip most recently served as the Chaplain at Camilla Hall, a retirement home for female religious in Malvern and as a weekend assistant at Saint Peter Parish in West Brandywine.

The Archdiocese said he was also previously placed on administrative leave and his priestly faculties were restricted by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia following the March 2011 Philadelphia Grand Jury Report.

That action was taken based on an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor over two decades before that time.

He was later approved to return to full service in 2014 by the Archdiocesan Professional Responsibilities Review Board.

Logrip was ordained in 1972.

He has served at the following parishes, schools and offices:

  • Saint Ignatius, Yardley (1972-1974);
  • Saint Rose of Lima, North Wales (1974-1975);
  • Bishop Kenrick High School (1974-1983);
  • Epiphany of Our Lord, Plymouth Meeting (1975-1981);
  • Saint Gabriel’s Hall (1981-1983);
  • Archbishop Carroll High School (1983-1990);
  • Saint Francis of Assisi, Norristown (1990-1992);
  • Saint Monica, Philadelphia (1992-1994);
  • Mater Dolorosa, Philadelphia (1994-2000);
  • Immaculate Conception, Levittown (2000-2007);
  • Saints Philip and James, Exton (2007-2008);
  • Mother of Divine Grace, Philadelphia (2008-2010);
  • Chaplain, Saint Mary Manor (2010-2011);
  • Saint Stanislaus, Lansdale (2010-2011);
  • Chaplain, Camilla Hall (2014-2019);
  • Saint Peter Parish, West Brandywine (2017-2019)
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