Father John R. Dwyer – Diocese of Brooklyn

On Behalf of | Feb 10, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John R. Dwyer 

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1967

Removed: 2002

Assigned as follows:

  • 1968-1970: St. Gregory the Great (Bellerose, NY) 
  • 1971-1973: St. James’ Pro-Cathedral/St. James’ Cathedral (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1972-1978: Diocesan Offices and Directors-Vocations (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1974-1977: Cathedral Preparatory Seminary of the Immaculate Conception  (Elmhurst, NY)
  • 1978-1979: St. Vincent de Paul’s (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1980-1989: St. Martin of Tours-Fourteen Holy Martyrs (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1990-1996: Released from Diocesan Assignment 
  • 1990-1993: St. Joseph’s (Bradenton, FL) 
  • 1994-1996: St. Patrick’s (Sarasota, FL)
  • 1997-2002: Our Lady of the Angelus (Queens, NY)
  • 2003-2019: Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John R Dwyer:

According to media reports, Fr. John R Dwyer was permanently removed from ministry in July 2002. In February 2019, Dwyer’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown.

His current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

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