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.