Fr. John J. Rooney – Diocese of Albany

| Jul 1, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father John J. Rooney

Diocese of Albany

Ordained: 1962

Retired: 2004

Died: 2016

Assignment History:

  • 1962-1966: St. Paul’s (Troy, NY)
  • 1966-1968: St. Mary’s (Albany, NY)
  • 1968-1972: Our Lady of the Assumption (Latham, NY)
  • 1972-2004: Sacred Heart of Jesus (Albany, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John J Rooney:

Named in a civil lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Albany in June 2020, Fr. John J Rooney was accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1973 to 1974 at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Albany, New York. No information on the allegation regarding the age/gender of the victim was given.

Rooney died in 2016 at the age of 84. He served the priesthood for nearly 54 years.

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