In January, 2015, Fr. John Gallagher caught a visiting priest from India showing homosexual pornographywith at least 40 pornographic photographs to a 14 year old boy. He went straight to the police. His quick thinking and decision making was crucial – as attested to by the police – to the successful prosecution and conviction of the homosexual molester.
However, Gallagher was punished for successfully exposing the visiting priest as a pedophile rather than covering it up.
A lawsuit was filed on January 11th, 2017 in Palm Beach Circuit Court, accusing the Diocese of orchestrating a cover-up and campaign of intimidation, slander and libel directed at Father Gallagher, thereby effectively destroying his ability to remain a priest.