Msgr. Brendan P. Riordan (Reardon) – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| Jan 19, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Monsignor Brendan Riordan (Reardon)

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Ordained: 1970

Elevated: Late 1991/Early 1992

Retired: 2015

Assigned as follows:

  • 1970-1975      St. Aloysius (Great Neck, NY)
  • 1975-1984      St. Pius X Prep Seminary (Uniondale, NY)
  • 1982-1984      St. James (Seaford, NY)
  • 1984-1986      Director of Education at House of Affirmation (Worcester, MA)
  • 1986-1988      St. Kilian (Farmingdale, NY)
  • 1989-1998      SS. Cyril & Methodius (Deer Park, NY)
  • 1998-2015      St. Aloysius (Great Neck, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Brendan Riordan (Reardon):

Father Brendan Riordan (Reardon) was elevated to monsignor in late 1991 or early 1992 in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He was a board member for Community Organization for Parents and Youth (COPAY), a Long Island nonprofit that counsels drug-addicted teens. 

According to media reports, he was named with three other priests in a child molestation civil lawsuit that was settled in 1995. The alleged abuse occurred in the House of Affirmation, a controversial and now-closed, church-run treatment center for pedophile priests in Worcester, MA, where Monsignor Riordan was on the Board of Directors. He denied having any sexual involvement with the accuser. Riordan retired in 2015.

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