Msgr. Thomas David Dougherty – Diocese of Brooklyn

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

Monsignor Thomas David Dougherty

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1950

Died: 1996

Assigned as follows:

  • Fontbonne Academy (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Bishop McDonnell High School (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1951-1961: Ascension Church (Elmhurst, NY) 
  • 1962-1964: St. Theresa Lisieux (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1962-1963: Diocesan Residence, (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1963-1965: On Duty Outside the Diocese (Catholic University, Washington, D.C.)
  • 1966-1968: St. Paul’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1969-1978: Diocesan Residence (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1979-1981: St. Joseph’s College Faculty Home (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1982-1995: St. Athanasius (Brooklyn, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Thomas David Dougherty:

According to media reports, in 2019, Msgr. Thomas David Dougherty’s 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 allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown.

Dougherty died in 1996.

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