Msgr. William Williams – Archdiocese of New York

| Jul 28, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Monsignor William Williams

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1959

Retired: 2011

Died: 2019

Assigned as follows:

  • 1982-1994:  St. Joseph (Kingston, NY)
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (White Plains, NY)
  • 1994-2009:  St. John the Evangelist (Saugerties, NY)
  • 1989-2010:  Regional vicar of Ulster County

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor William Williams:

Msgr. William Williams was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. He served as regional vicar of Ulster County for 22 years and was pastor and administrator of St. John the Evangelist parish in Saugerties, New York for 17 years. In addition to his parish assignments, he also taught religion and was a counselor at St. Ursula’s Academy in Kingston and Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in White Plains. He was named Monsignor in 1995. 

In April 2019, his name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. Claims against him were eligible to be settled through the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). However, one month later the archdiocese announced that a canonical trial deemed Williams not guilty. He was not to be returned to ministry due to his “age and health.”

Williams retired in 2011 and died in 2019.

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