Fr John “Jack” Morse – Diocese of Syracuse

| Jul 29, 2019 | Catholic Church

Father John “Jack” Morse

Diocese of Syracuse

Ordained: 1957

Died: 1990

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Mary’s of the Lake (Skaneateles, NY)
  • St. Ann’s (Syracuse, NY) 
  • St. James (Syracuse, NY) 
  • St. Michael’s (Central Square, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas Bayley:

Father John “Jack” Morse’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Syracuse’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, published in December 2018.  It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. 

Father Morse died in 1990 at the age of 58. He is among 20 priests who were dead at the time an allegation of abuse was reported and faced no claims while alive. It was noted that Father Bayley had one claim made against him.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York.  The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020.  Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

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