Fr. John P. McDonagh – Archdiocese of New York

| Aug 19, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John McDonagh

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1981

Removed: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • SS. Peter and Paul (Mount Vernon, NY)
  • Our Lady of Victory (Mount Vernon, NY)
  • St. Sylvester’s (Staten Island, NY)
  • St. Margaret of Cortona (Bronx, NY)
  • St. Thomas of Canterbury (Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY)
  • St. Teresa of Avila (Sleepy Hollow, NY)
  • St. Anthony’s (West Harrison, NY)
  • Blessed Sacrament (New Rochelle, NY)
  • St. Anthony’s (Nanuet, NY)
  • St. Ann’s (Yonkers, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John P McDonagh:

Fr. John P McDonagh served in multiple parishes in New York as an administrator and parochial vicar. In 2015, he celebrated his 75th birthday, and by the archdiocesan policy that means mandatory retirement for active priests. According to media reports, he was removed from ministry after a child sexual abuse allegation was found credible and substantiated by the Archdiocesan Review Board. The canonical process of laicization is pending.

Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or McDonagh’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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