Msgr. Rev. Nicholas J. Capua

Diocese:  Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1960-1962 — St. Alphonsus; Brooklyn, NY
  • 1962-1967 — The Shrine Church of St. Bernadette; Brooklyn, NY
  • 1968-1982 — St. Thomas Aquinas; Brooklyn, NY
  • 1983-2005 — St. Luke; Whitestone, NY
  • 2005: Not listed in the Official Catholic Directory for 2005.
  • 2006:  Placed on leave.
  • 2010:  Our Lady of Consolation Rehabilitation Center
  • 8/2/2010:  Death

Notes:  In Maya 2007, Capua was placed on administrative leave and barred from ministry after the Diocese found credible allegations that Capua had sexually abused several minors in the 1970s at a parish in Brooklyn. Capua denied the allegations. The matter was to be referred to the Vatican for further review.

Capua reportedly died on August 2, 2010 at Our Lady of Consolation Rehabilitation Center.

Sources:  Times Ledger 05.31.07; The Tablet 06.02.07; Queens Courier 06.06.07; Queens Courier 06.14.07; Times Ledger [Queens NY] 08.25.10