Fr. Ronald Petroski – Diocese of Brooklyn

| May 27, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Ronald Petroski

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1970

Removed: 1984

Died: 1986

Assigned as follows:

  • 1971-1975: St. Francis Xavier (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1976-1979: St. Anastasia (Douglaston, NY)
  • 1981-1982: Absent on Leave (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1983-1986: Released from Diocesan Assignment
  • 1980On Leave (Brooklyn, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Ronald Petroski:

According to media reports, in October 2002, Fr. Ronald Petroski was one of twelve priests and a religious brother named in a civil lawsuit filed by 43 plaintiffs alleging child sexual abuse. According to the suit, Petroski allegedly abused a minor male student in 1975 while working at St. Anastasia in Douglaston, New York. He was reportedly placed on leave in 1980 and removed from ministry in 1984.

In February 2019, Petroski’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

Petroski died in December 1986.

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