Fr. Joseph F. Fitzpatrick (Jesuit) – Diocese of Brooklyn

| Jun 8, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Fr. Joseph F. Fitzpatrick

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1965

Removed: 2002 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1958-1962: Loyola School (New York, NY)
  • 1966-1967: Woodstock College (Woodstock, MD)
  • 1968-1969: St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, NJ) 
  • 1970-1978: Brooklyn Prep (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1971-1983: St. Mary’s (Manhasset, NY) 
  • 1984-1997: St. Mary (Marlboro, NY) 
  • 1988-1997: Holy Rosary (Greenwood Lake, NY)
  • 1997-2002: St. Anastasia (Newton Square, PA)
  • 2003-2012: Merray-Weigel Hall (New York, NY) 
  • 2013-2019: Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph F Fitzpatrick:

Fr. Joseph F Fitzpatrick worked as a Jesuit priest in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. According to media reports, in January 2019, his name appeared in the Northeast Province Jesuits list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. In 2021, Fitzpatrick was named on the Rockville Centre diocese’s list of accused 

It noted a report received in 1999 of child sexual abuse in the 1980s. After a 2002 investigation into the allegations, he was permanently removed from the ministry. That same year, he was labeled as “impeded from acting as a priest” by the Jesuit order. 

In August 2019, Fitzpatrick was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act, of sexually abusing a 10-year old altar server at St. Mary’s in Manhasset from 1982 to 1983.

Fitzpatrick’s current whereabouts are unknown.

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