Fr. James P. Smyth: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. James P. Smyth

Ordained: 1931
  • 1932-1953: St. Anselm’s, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1954: Holy Innocents, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1955-1960: St. Cecilia’s, Brooklyn NY (BRK)
  • 1961-1967: St. Thomas More-St. Edmund, Rockaway Breezy Points, New York, NY (BRK)
  • 1968-1973: St. Therese of Lisieux, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1973: Retired; St. Therese of Lisieux, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1973: Died

Fr. James Smyth was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Fr. Smyth reportedly retired in 1972. Fr. Smyth 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 took place, are unknown.