Fr. Eugene O’Brien

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Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Jesuits

Summary of Assignments: 

  • Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx, NY; 1950-1953
  • College of the Sacred Heart, Woodstock, MD; 1956-1957
  • St. Robert’s Hall, Pomfret, CT; 1957-1958
  • Cardinal Spellman Hall at Fordham University, New York, NY; 1958-1959
  • St. Peter’s Preparatory School, Jersey City, NJ; 1959-1960
  • Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx, NY; 1960-1980
  • Leonard Neale House, Washington DC; 1980-1983
  • Fairfield College Preparatory School, Fairfield, CT; 1983-1985
  • Jesuit Community at Fordham University, Bronx, NY; 1985-1994
  • Fordham University, Bronx, NY; 1987-1991
  • The Gregorian University Foundation, New York, NY; 1995-2002
  • America Magazine, New York, NY; 1994-2008
  • Jogues Retreat Center, Cornwall, NY; 2013

Notes:  On 1/30/97, the Jesuits, the NY Archdiocese, and Fordham Prep settled for $25K a suit alleging that O’Brien sexually abused a boy in the early 1970s. O’Brien was principal of Fordham Prep in 1960-80 and of Fairfield Prep in the Bridgeport diocese in 1983-85. He also worked at St. Peter’s Prep in the Newark archdiocese in 1959-60, and in 1995-2002 was president of the fundraising foundation for the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Sources:  Settlement 01.30.97; NY Times 10.21.08; Fordham Ram 11.07.08; The Paper of Fordham University 11.20.08; SNAP Statement 02.11.09; Fairfield Mirror 10.15.09; Connecticut Post 10.16.09; The Journal 09.07.10; The Paper 08.09.16; Fordham Ram 08.16.16http://bishop-accountability.org/

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