Fr. Robert S. Shinos: Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Robert S. Shinos

Ordained: 1963


  • 1964-1965 St. Joseph’s, Herkimer, NY (ALB)
  • 1966-1967 St. Bernard’s, Cohoes, NY (ALB)
  • 1968-1972 Mercy High School for Girls, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1968-1972 St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY (ALB)
  • 1973-1977 St. Patrick’s, Watervliet, NY (ALB)
  • 1978-1993 St. Joseph’s, Herkimer, NY (ALB) Associate for Administration, St. John the Evangelist, Schenectady, NY (ALB)
  • 1982-1983 St. Joseph, Bound Brook, NJ (MET)
  • 1984 Our Lady of Lourdes, Whitehouse Station, NJ (MET)
  • 1994-2004 St. Anthony—St. Joseph, Herkimer, NY (ALB)
  • 1997 On Duty Outside of Diocese (MET);
  • 1998-1999 Unknown
  • 2019 Died


Fr. Robert S. Shinos worked in the Diocese of Albany for four decades. In January 2004, the Diocese of Albany received a complaint alleging Fr. Shinos had sexually abused a boy decades before in Albany. By March 2004, a diocesan review board deemed the allegation credible and Fr. Shinos was placed on leave. Fr. Shinos is listed on the Diocese of Albany’s lists of “Clergy Credibly Accused While Serving in the Diocese of Albany.”