Br. John Malachy Cosgrove – Archdiocese of New Orleans

| May 27, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Brother John L. Malachy Cosgrove

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brother John Malachy Cosgrove:

John Malachy Cosgrove was a religious member of the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres who took his official vows in 1959. According to his obituary, he served in many areas during his ministry such as Ohio, New Orleans, Peru, Texas, New York, etc.

The Dominican Friars Province of St. Joseph later published a 2018 list of friars who had been members of the order and who also had credible accusations made against them. The list stated that there was an allegations of sexual abuse of a minor established against John Malachy Cosgrove in 2018. The list does not include any information about where or when the alleged abuse occurred. Cosgrove did become a member of the Province when it was formed in 1979, which was originally centered in the New Orleans Archdiocese.

John Malachy Cosgrove died in February of 2011.

In April of 2020, the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for bankruptcy protection. As part of its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be reviewing and paying claims for anyone sexually abused by diocesan priests and lay employees. This will likely include claims filed on behalf of anyone whose case may be beyond the statute of limitations. Although Cosgrove was never officially ordained in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, his work for the Dominican Province places him in the New Orleans arear for much of his brotherhood.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for federal bankruptcy protection in April 2020.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the New Orleans Archdiocese. Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court. Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to [email protected]