Fr. James Bergin

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Diocese:  Diocese of Rockville Centre

Summary of Assignments:  

  • Ordained; 6/3/61
  • Camp Molloy, NY; chaplain 1961
  • St. Lawrence’s in Sayville, NY; 1961-62
  • Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa Park, NY; 1962-63
  • Pius X Prep Seminary in Uniondale, NY; Faculty 1963-68
  • St. Anthony’s in Rocky Point, NY; 1968-70
  • St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches, NY; 1970-71
  • St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue, NY; 1971-80
  • St. John’s in Riverhead, NY; Pastor 1980-87
  • Most Holy Trinity in East Hampton, NY; 1987-92
  • Died; 1/19/92

Notes:  Accused of abuse of at least two individuals. Died 1992. 1 claim settled for $25K in fall, 1993. Weeks later, plaintiff was dead of heroin overdose. Parents furious that Alan Placa (for diocese) agreed to cash settlement with person who was an active addict. Suffolk County Grand Jury’s description of Priest E matches a public allegation against Bergin. Named in 2003 civil suit.

Sources:  Newsday 05.14.02; Newsday 06.03.02; Suffolk County Grand Jury Report 01.17.03; Newsday 04.15.03http://bishop-accountability.org/

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