Bp. Joseph Denning – Diocese of Brooklyn

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Bishop Joseph Denning  

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1932

Died: 1990

Assigned as follows:

  • 1933:  Resurrection of Our Lord (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1934-1939:  St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1940-1953:  Brooklyn Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1954-1960:  Queen of Angels (Long Island City, NY)
  • 1961-1988:  Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Forest Hills, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Bishop Joseph Denning:

Bishop Joseph Denning served as the Diocese’s auxiliary bishop from 1959 until his retirement in 1982. According to media reports, in 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors in the subsection “Diocese of Brooklyn Clergy Who Were Deceased/Or Resigned Prior to a Finding of Credibility.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown.

Dennings died in 1990.

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