Francis X. Mulhall: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Francis X. Mulhall

In October 2003, Msgr. Francis X. Mulhall of the Diocese of Brooklyn was named in a lawsuit brought by survivors of child sexual abuse. Msgr. Mulhall was working at St. Thomas Aquinas in Brooklyn, New York, when he allegedly sexually abused a girl in approximately 1984.

Msgr. Francis X. Mulhall was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1947 and worked at the following locations:

  • 1948-1954: St. Thomas Aquinas, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1950-1954: Notaries – Diocesan Tribunal
  • 1955-1961: St. Teresa’s, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1956-1959: Notaries
  • 1962-1966: St. Teresa’s, Woodside, NY
  • 1967-1971: St. Michael’s, Flushing, NY
  • 1969-1971: Personnel Board
  • 1972-1974: Diocesan Priests’ Senate Office
  • 1972-1982: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills, NY (1972-1977 Administrator; 1978-1982 Pastor)
  • 1983-1986: St. Thomas Aquinas, Brooklyn, NY (1986 Rev. Msgr.)
  • 1987-1991: Archivist for Diocese’s Marriage Tribunal (Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, NY)
  • 1988-1991: Cathedral Preparatory Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Elmhurst, NY
  • 1992-2007: Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston, NY (Retired)

Msgr. Francis X. Mulhall died September 23, 2009.

(Sources: The Official Catholic Directory &