Msgr. William B. O’Brien – Archdiocese of New York

On Behalf of | Jul 29, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Monsignor William B. O’Brien

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1951

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1951: St. Patrick’s (New York, NY)
  • 1952-1956: Most Precious Blood (Walden, NY)
  • 1957-1961: St. Patrick’s (New York, NY)
  • 1962-1964: Our Lady of the Assumption (Bronx, NY)
  • 1965-1966: St. Francis De Sales (New York, NY)
  • 1967: Catholic Students’ Center at New York University (New York, NY)
  • 1967-1969:  Archdiocesan Office and Directors Education Secretary (New York, NY)
  • 1970-1972: Commission on Parish Councils (New York, NY)
  • 1972-2000: St. Brendan’s (Bronx, NY)
  • 1992-2001: On Duty Outside of the Archdiocese

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor William B O’Brien:

Msgr. William B O’Brien’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The number of allegations made against O’Brien, as well as the details of the allegation(s), including when and where the abuse occurred, were not made public by the Archdiocese.  

It is unclear if the allegation(s) was/were made in the context of the Archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) or if they were brought to the Archdiocese outside the context of the IRCP.   

O’Brien retired in 2002 and died in 2014.

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