Father Michael A. Carroll
Diocese of Rockville Centre
Assigned as follows:
- 1985-1990 St. Catherine of Sienna (Franklin Square, NY)
- 1990-1993 St. Barnabas the Apostle (Bellmore, NY)
- 1993-1998 St. Raymond’s East (Rockaway, NY)
- 1998-2001 SS. Philip and James (St. James, NY)
- 2001-2002 St. Christopher’s (Baldwin, NY)
- 2001-2002 Mercy Medical Center (Rockville Centre, NY)
- Unknown Our Lady of Hope (Carle Place, NY)
- 2004-2007 Villa St. Joseph Convent (Rockville Centre, NY)
- 2004-2007 St. Christopher’s (Baldwin, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Michael Carroll:
The Diocese of Rockville Centre placed Father Michael Carroll on leave in Spring 2002 from his assignment as chaplain at Mercy Medical Center amid allegations of child sexual abuse. According to the 2003 Suffolk County Supreme Grand Jury Report, the description of Priest P matches public allegations against Father Carroll.
“Assigned to a parish elementary school, this priest had a foot fetish. A nun testified to the grand jury that he had sexual contact with at least four boys and that ‘a senior cleric in the diocese, Priest P’s pastor, and a deacon, all knew this.’ The priest was later reassigned to another parish elementary school, where he entertained boys in his rectory bedroom. He was later sent by the diocese for treatment but continued to celebrate Mass on weekends in a parish.”
The report noted that Father Carroll left several parishes suddenly and had complaints against him of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage boy as well as young men over the age of 18. In 2004, allegations against Father Carroll were deemed unsubstantiated by the Vatican, and he was cleared to return to ministry.
His current whereabouts are unknown.
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