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

Notes: Fr. Robert Carden 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.

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