Fr. James P. Smyth – Diocese of Brooklyn

| Apr 17, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father James P. Smyth  

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1931

Died: 1973

Assigned as follows:

  • 1932-1953: St. Anselm’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1954: Holy Innocents (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1955-1960: St. Cecilia’s (Brooklyn NY) 
  • 1961-1967: St. Thomas More-St. Edmund, Rockaway Breezy Points (New York, NY)
  • 1968-1973: St. Therese of Lisieux (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1973: St. Therese of Lisieux (Brooklyn, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James P Smyth:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Fr. James P Smyth was named publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including the information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Smyth’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

Smyth retired in 1972 and died later that year in 1973.

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