Msgr. John Cross – Diocese of Rockville Centre

| Jun 10, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Monsignor John Cross

Diocese of Rockville Centre


Ordained: 1916

Died: 1980

Assigned as follows:

  • 1916-1929:      Unknown
  • 1930-1933:      St. Patrick’s (Glen Cove, NY)
  • 1934:                Our Lady of Good Counsel, Inwood, NY)
  • 1935-1950:      St. Patrick’s (Glen Cove, NY)
  • 1951-1980:      St. Therese of Lisieux, Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1968-1980:      Retired

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor John Cross:

Monsignor John Cross was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1916. Cross worked at St. Patrick in Glen Cove before the Rockville Centre diocese was erected.  St. Patrick was within the Rockville Centre Diocese after it was created.  According to media reports, Monsignor Cross was named on 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 Cross 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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