Fr. Anthony Curran – Diocese of Albany

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Anthony Curran

Diocese of Albany


Ordained: 1972

Dead: 2020

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Paul the Apostle Church (Schenectady, NY)
  • Our Lady of Victory (Troy, NY)
  • St. Mary’s Hospital (Amsterdam, NY)
  • St. Bridget’s (Watervliet, NY)
  • St. Mary’s (Glens Falls, NY)
  • St. Joseph’s (Dolgeville, NY)
  • Holy Cross (Schenectady, NY)
  • St. Mary’s (Schenectady, NY)
  • St. John the Evangelist Church (Schenectady, NY)
  • St. Peter’s and Paul’s Church (Frankfurt, NY)
  • St. Mary’s Church (Albany, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Anthony Curran:

Fr. Anthony Curran was ordained a priest in 1972. According to media reports, in 2004 a man sued the Dioceses of Albany and Boston, claiming that he had been sexually and emotionally abused by several priests over a period of about fifty years.

As a result of this abuse, the man said he was mentally unsettled. He claimed that in the early 1990s when he was 12 years old, Curran allegedly took advantage of his weakened mental and emotional state at St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady, New York. The victim said he showed him pornographic material and forced him into a homosexual encounter when Curran was fifty years old. He also claimed that Curran had a collection of child pornography in his bedroom at the rectory.

The Diocese of Albany did not take any action against Curran. As of 2004, Curran was a priest in good standing at a Schenectady parish.

In January 2020, Curran died at the Teresian House in Albany, New York.

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