Msgr. Robert M. Harris – Diocese of Brooklyn

| Jun 9, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church, Schools & Universities

Monsignor Robert M. Harris   

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1959

Retired: 2015

Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1962: St. Anthony of Padua (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1963-1964: Priests in Graduate Studies for Catholic Charities 
  • 1963-1968: Blessed Sacrament (Jackson Heights, NY)
  • 1965-1966: Catholic Youth Organization 
  • 1967-1982: St. Vincent’s Hall, Inc.
  • 1983-1990: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Queens, NY) 
  • 1983-2013: St. Vincent’s Services, Inc. (formerly St. Vincent’s Hall, Inc.)
  • 1992-1997: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Queens, NY)
  • 2014: Released from Diocesan Assignment

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Robert M Harris:

Msgr. Robert M Harris was affiliated with the Department of Juvenile Justice for New York City since 1992. He was also reportedly President and CEO of St. Vincent’s Services, Inc. for at least ten years. According to media reports, in 2019, a lawsuit was filed alleging that Harris sexually abused a minor boy from 1978 through 1983 at St. Vincent’s Home for Boys. It is believed Harris is currently living on Long Island. His status as a priest and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Harris retired in 2015.

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