Msgr. James Tahaney – Diocese of Brooklyn

| Apr 17, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Monsignor James Tahaney  

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1963

Died: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1964-1972: St. Mary Mother of Jesus (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1973-1989: St. Patrick’s (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1981-1982: Pastoral Institute, Continuing Education of the Clergy/Permanent Diaconate Program (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1983-1988: Permanent Diaconate Program (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1990-1993: St. Andrew Apostle (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1991-1992: Ministerial Development Program (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1994: St. Agatha’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1995: Master of Ceremonies to Bishops
  • 1996-1997: Immaculate Heart of Mary (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1998-1999: Bishop Mugavero Residence (Douglaston, NY)
  • 1999: Immaculate Conception Center (Douglaston, NY) 
  • 2000-2002: Unknown
  • 2003: Absent on Sick Leave 
  • 2004: On Leave/Unassigned 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor James Tahaney:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Msgr. James Tahaney’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 the information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Tahaney’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown

Tahaney died in November 2004.

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