Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Brooklyn

Comprised of approximately 1.5 million Catholics and nearly 200 parishes, the Diocese of Brooklyn covers the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. As of 2018, more than 60 predator priests, clergy and employees of the diocese have been publicly accused of child sex abuse.

In response to the growing number of accusations, Church officials announced in 2017 an independent compensation plan for survivors of sexual abuse within the Diocese of Brooklyn. Serving more as a stopgap rather than a long-term solution, this plan is 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 Diocese of Brooklyn

The list below contain the names of clergy who were assigned within or working in the New York Diocese of Brooklyn 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 Diocese’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.