Fr. Barry Ryan

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1979-1982 — St. Mark
  • 1983-1984 — St. Fidelis
  • 1985-1994 — Military Chaplain in Brooklyn

Notes:  Air Force Chaplain for many years. Left military in 1995 after investigation in 1994 for sexual misconduct with minor in Mobile, AL. Also left active priesthood. Name became known in 2003. Pleaded guilty in late 2004 to abuse of a 6 yr old boy in fall of 2003 in NY. Suffering from stomach cancer. Resided at St. Luke’s, rather than jail, because of “Health.” Attempted suicide 8/07 to avoid sentencing. Remanded to prison 10/29/07. As of June 2009, he was living at St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Missouri, which treats priests known to be sex abusers.

Sources:  New York Post 3.6.04; NY Post 8.2.07; Palm Beach Post 3.9.04; Port St. Lucie News 3.6.04; Mobile Register 04.25.03; Associated Press 10.08.03; Mobile Register 02.17.04; Associated Press 03.12.04; Newsday 03.18.04; Palm Beach Post 10.06.04; Newsday 12.16.04; Newsday 12.24.04; Tallahassee Democrat 12.24.04; Mobile Register 06.25.05; Newsday 02.17.07