Fr. Barry Ryan: Diocesan Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

Fr. Barry Ryan

Accused Priest Barry Ryan
Ordained: 1976
  • 1977-1982: St. Mark’s, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1983-1984: St. Fidelis, College Point, NY (BRK)
  • 1983-1994: Military Chaplain
  • 1995: Unknown
  • 1996-2004: Absent on Leave
  • 2005-2007: On Leave/Unassigned
  • 2008-2019: Unknown

Fr. Barry Ryan was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn. As an Air Force Chaplain, he was investigated in 1994 for sexual misconduct with a minor in Mobile, Alabama. In March 2004, Fr. Ryan was charged with sexually abusing a minor boy in Long Island, New York, in 2003. He pled guilty in late 2004. It is believed that Fr. Ryan was living at St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, Missouri, as of June 2009, after serving time in prison. Fr. Ryan was laicized in October 2011. Fr. Ryan was named on the Archdiocese of Mobile’s 2018 “Names of Credibly Accused Clergy” in the subsection “List Two – Priests and men who are not priests (brothers) who belong to religious orders and are not clergy of the Archdiocese of Mobile, but have served in this archdiocese. The Archdiocese of Mobile has received credible accusations against these men. While some accusations involved misconduct within the archdiocese, other accusations involved misconduct elsewhere. However, since all have at some time served in this archdiocese, their names are included as well as their assignments while in this archdiocese.” Fr. Ryan was also 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 “Clergy Members of the Diocese of Brooklyn with Credible Allegations: Credibility Deemed by Diocesan Review Board Determination and/or Admission on Behalf of the Cleric.”