Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Archdioceses of New York

The Archdiocese of New York, with more than 2.5 million members, is the second-largest Catholic diocese in the country. As of July 2020, approximately 121 predator priests and clergy within the Archdiocese have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct, with hundreds more suspected.

In 2016, Church officials announced an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of New York. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is currently in its late stages and extremely limited in its capacity to help clergy sex abuse survivors find justice. We recommend that survivors pursue healing and justice through the New York Child Victims Act and urge you to contact legal counsel prior to taking action.

All claims under the New York Child Victims Act must be filed by August 13, 2021. Time is limited. Contact us confidentially today.

Clergy Accused of Child Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of New York

The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the Archdiocese of New York who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.

All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information obtained from the media,, the Archdiocese’s public statements, lists and reports that were released to the public, and other sources that have attempted to chronicle this information for public use.