Fr. Cabell B. Marbury – Diocese of Albany

| Oct 19, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Cabell B. Marbury

Diocese of Albany

Ordained: 1964

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1964-2009: Bishop Maginn High School (formerly Cardinal McCloskey Memorial High) (Albany, NY)
  • Sacred Heart (Castleton, NY)
  • Blessed Sacrament (Hague, NY)
  • 1964-1967: St. Pius X (Loudonville, NY)
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Albany, NY)
  • St. James Parish (now St. Francis of Assisi) (Albany, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Cabell B Marbury:

Fr. Cabell B Marbury spent most of his 50-year career as an educator at Bishop Maginn High School in Albany, New York. He served as assistant pastor at three area parishes in the 1960s in the Diocese of Albany. He also taught theology, was bandleader, theater director, guidance counselor and director of guidance, and vice-principal. He stayed at the school as a volunteer chaplain and member of the school board after his 2009 retirement. He died in 2014.

According to media reports, Marbury was investigated for sexual abuse of minors at least three times from 1993 to 2015. The original allegation in 1993, resulted in an “agreement for counseling assistance,” the diocese said. A Diocesan Review Board investigation of an abuse allegation made against him in 2003 found “no reasonable ground” to substantiate the claim. Furthermore, the board had “insufficient information to make a decision” in a 2015 case.

In August 2020, he was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually abusing a 9-year old boy, from 1974 to 1976, while visiting St. James parish. The abuse allegedly occurred in the sacristy, rectory, and music practice room.

In October 2020, Marbury’s name appeared on the Diocese of Albany’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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