Fr. Paul Morrissey

Fr. Paul Morrissey

Author in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About Fr.

Paul Francis Morrissey, D. Min. is an ordained Roman Catholic priest (48 years) who has served as a chaplain in the Philadelphia Prison System from 2006 to the present. He is the author of The Black Wall of Silence, a novel about the sexual abuse cover-up in the Catholic Church. His other works include: Let Someone Hold You: the Journey of a Hospice Priest (Crossroad, 1994), which won the Christopher Award and the Catholic Press Award; “Voices From Prison and the Edge,” a newsletter for prisoners and their families and others affected by crime in the Greater Philadelphia area; “Together To God,” (Liguori Publications, 2013) and other published essays, opinion pieces and poetry. The blog on his novel’s website,, intends to foster a conversation on sexuality, gender and power to promote healing in the Catholic Church and beyond.

Fr. Paul F. Morrissey, OSA
St. Augustine Church
243 N. Lawrence Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Name: Fr. Paul Morrissey

Lives in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Occupation: Author

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