Fr. Robert “Bob” J. Carden: Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Robert “Bob” J. Carden

Father Robert J. Carden

Ordained: 1957

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Dioceses in Colorado: Pueblo


  • 1958-1961: St. John Evangelist, Beacon, NY (NY)
  • 1962: St. James’, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1963-1966: Unknown
  • 1967-1983: St. Pius V, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1984: Unknown
  • 1985: St. Jude’s, New York, NY (NY)
  • 1986: Unknown
  • 1987-1998: Absent on Sick Leave (NY)
  • 1989-1995: St. Francis Xavier, Pueblo, CO (PBL)
  • 1996-2002: St. Joseph Church, Pueblo, CO (PBL)
  • 1997-2003: St. Therese Church, Vineland, CO (PBL)
  • 1999-2002: On Duty Outside the Archdiocese (NY)
  • 2004-2008: Retired; St. Therese, Pueblo, CO (PBL)
  • 2008: Died

Fr. Robert Carden was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. In the late 1980s, Fr. Carden began working in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. Fr. Carden was publicly identified by the Archdiocese of New York in its 2019 “List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or the Subject of Eligible IRCP Compensation Claims” under the subsection “[t]he following archdiocesan clergy have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.” The details of the allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. Fr. Carden’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children until his death in 2008 are unknown.