Influential Priest—Still in Ministry in NYC Parish—Accused of Child Sex Abuse for First Time in New Lawsuit

Disgraced NY Cardinal Again Named as a Child Predator in Lawsuit As Well

Survivors and Attorneys Demand Public Disclosure of Names of All Accused and Immediate Removal from Ministry BEFORE Close of NY Window Law

(St. Paul, MN) – Today, in a live, moderated virtual press conference, attorney Jeff Anderson will:

  • Disclose new sex abuse allegations against previously unknown predator and Opus Dei member Fr. Michael Barrett, who is still in ministry at a parish in the Archdiocese of New York,
  • Announce a new child sex abuse lawsuit against disgraced New York Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
  • Demand that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan release now—BEFORE the close of the New York Child Victims Act—the full list of clerics accused under any New York compensation plans, as well as the names of any priests, religious, employees, or volunteers accused of abuse or subject of secret sex abuse settlements.
  • Urge survivors to come forward NOW before the New York CVA window closes on August 13, 2021.

A moderated Q&A will immediately follow.

Today: August 4, 2021, at 2:00 PM (ET) / 1:00 PM (CT)

The press conference will take place over a Zoom conference call and filmed live in our Saint Paul office. Attendees will be muted upon arrival. Questions submitted through Zoom chat will be addressed during the Q&A. Attendees may also ask questions directly at the conclusion of the presentation.

Live Stream
The press conference will also be live-streamed via YoutubeFacebook, and in the News section of our website.

Media Note
The press conference will be filmed at 1080p resolution with a broadcast camera and uploaded to DropBox. It will be available for download at the conclusion of the event for use by broadcast and digital media. Submit requests to