Fr. Thomas Morrow – Diocese of Brooklyn

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Thomas Morrow

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1971

Removed: 2004

Laicized: 2012

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Cecilia (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1972-1973: Our Lady of Refuge (Flatbush, NY)
  • 1974-1975: St. Vincent de Paul (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1975-1979: Good Shepherd (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1980-1982: On Leave for Post Ordination Studies
  • 1983-1986: Resurrection-Ascension (Queens, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Morrow:

Fr. Thomas Morrow became a full-time licensed psychologist in the state of New York in approximately 1985. According to media reports, in 1987, he was granted an indefinite leave of absence from the Diocese of Brooklyn at his request.

In June 1996, Morrow was indicted on charges of giving crack to, taking nude pictures of, and raping a 15-year-old male patient who was seeking therapy for problems at school. One month later in July, he was released on bail after being jailed for stabbing a potential sex partner. He was later seen chasing another screaming, bloodied young man. He was known to pick up male prostitutes and trade drugs and cash for sex.

Morrow was convicted on two counts of non-forcible sodomy, sex abuse, endangering the welfare of a minor, and drug possession in December 1996. He was sentenced to six months in jail, five years of probation. He was also was required to register as a sex offender.

Morrow was removed from ministry in December 2004 and was laicized in January 2012. As of September 2017, New York’s sex offender registry noted that he was living in Hampton Bays, New York.

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

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