Fr. James Smith

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitestone, NY; 1965
  • Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village, NY
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Astoria, NY
  • St. Kevin Church, Flushing, NY; 1989-2002

Notes:  Prior to 2002, worked part time as counselor for Queens’ D.A.’s office. Placed on leave from parish 4/02 because of allegations of “inappropriate sexual contact” with at least 26 boys & girls more than 20 years previously. Sued in 10/02 suit involving 12 priests and a brother and also in 10/03 in suit involving 24 priests. Sued 11/03 by 1 woman alleging he abused her daughter. This case settled for $2M. Diocese suing insurance co. for reimbursement. Ruling 5/13 in favor of insurance co.

Sources:  NY Times 04.10.02; Daily News 04.11.02; Newsday 04.12.02; Newsday 04.17.02; NY Times 04.18.02; New York Post 04.22.02; Newsday 04.22.02; Newsday 10.16.02; NY Daily News 10.16.02; Newsday 10.02.03; Queens Chronicle 10.09.03; Associated Press 11.07.03; Daily News 11.07.03; Bayside Times (NY) 11.13.03; NY Post 01.28.09http://bishop-accountability.org/

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