Fr. Thomas Kelly – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| Jun 14, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Thomas Kelly

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Ordained: 1941

Died: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • 1942-1954:      Holy Name of Mary (Valley Stream, NY)
  • 1955-1964:      St. Saviour’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1965-1970:      St. Catherine of Alexandria (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1971-1987:      Guardian Angel (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1988-1995:      Retired; Guardian Angel (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1996-1997:      Retired; (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1998-2007:      Retired; Our Lady of Angels (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 2008:                Retired; The Savoy (Little Neck, NY)
  • 2009-2011:      Retired; Van Dyk Manor (Montclair, NJ)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Kelly:

Father Thomas Kelly was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1941. According to media reports, his name was included in the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2019 “List of Diocesan Clergy for Whom the Diocese Received Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor,” in the subsection “Diocese of Brooklyn Clergy Who Were Deceased/or Resigned Prior to a Finding of Credibility.” The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Father Kelly as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

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