Fr. Benjamin S. Yander: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Benjamin S. Yander

Ordained: 1931
  • 1932-1935 St. Joseph’s, Long Island City, NY (BRK)
  • 1936-1951 Fourteen Holy Martyrs’, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1952 St. Pancras, Glendale, NY (BRK)
  • 1953-1961 St. Mary Queen of Heaven, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1962-1963 Transfiguration, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1964-1976 American Martyrs, Bayside, NY (BRK)
  • 1977-1986 Retired; American Martyrs, Bayside, NY (BRK)
  • 1986 Died

Fr. Benjamin Yander was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Fr. Yander was named on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2019 “List of Diocesan Clergy for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Diocese of Brooklyn Clergy Who Were Deceased/or Resigned Prior to a Finding of Credibility.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. Fr. Yander’s access to children from 1977 until his death in 1986 is unknown.