Statement regarding Diocese of Harrisburg priest accused of sexual abuse


August 9, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. - In reviewing information recently published by the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., regarding clergy and seminarians of that diocese who had been the subject of allegations of sexual abuse of children, the Diocese of Arlington has learned  that one of the priests named – Father Anthony J. McGinley – worked as a professor and chaplain at Marymount University in Arlington from 1973 to 1982.  Father McGinley died in 2006.

The Diocese of Arlington encourages anyone who knows of any misconduct or abuse on the part of any cleric or employee of the diocese to notify civil authorities, and also to contact the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at (703) 841-2530.