Fr. James T. O’Brien: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. James T. O’Brien

Ordained: 1963
  • Unknown: St. Thomas Moore/St. Edmund, Breezy Point, NY (BRK)
  • 1964-1970: St. Clement Pope, South Ozone Park, NY (BRK)
  • 1971-1973: St. Agnes, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1974-1975: Archbishop Molloy High School, Queens, NY (BRK)
  • 1976-1979: St. Pius X, Rosedale, NY (BRK)
  • 1980: St. Teresa’s, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1981-1982: St. Teresa of Avila, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1983: Absent on Leave (BRK)
  • 1984-2002: Resurrection, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 2003-2019: Unknown

Fr. James O’Brien was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Fr. O’Brien was permanently removed from ministry in 2002. Fr. O’Brien is 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 “Clergy Members of the Diocese of Brooklyn with Credible Allegations: Credibility Deemed by Diocesan Review Board Determination and/or Admission on Behalf of the Cleric.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. Fr. O’Brien’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.