Msgr. James L. Tahaney: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Msgr. James L. Tahaney

Ordained: 1964
  • 1964-1972 St. Mary Mother of Jesus, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1973-1989 St. Patrick’s, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1981-1982 Pastoral Institute, Continuing Education of the Clergy/Permanent Diaconate Program, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1983-1988 Permanent Diaconate Program, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1990-1993 St. Andrew Apostle, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1991-1992 Ministerial Development Program, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1994 St. Agatha’s, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1995 Master of Ceremonies to Bishops (BRK)
  • 1996-1997 Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1998-1999 Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston, NY (BRK)
  • 1999 Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, NY (BRK)
  • 2000-2002 Unknown
  • 2003 Absent on Sick Leave (BRK)
  • 2004 On Leave/Unassigned (BRK)
  • 2004 Died

Msgr. James Tahaney was ordained in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Msgr. Tahaney 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. Msgr. Tahaney’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 2000 until his death in 2004 are unknown.