Fr. James R. Gowdy: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. James R. Gowdy

Ordained: 1959
  • 1960-1965: St. Camillus, Rockaway Park, NY (BRK)
  • 1966-1967: St. Therese of Lisieux, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1967: Died

Fr. James Gowdy was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Fr. Gowdy was included in 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.