Fr. Stephen Placa

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1996-1998: St. Francis Xavier
  • 1999-2002: St. Gregory the Great
  • 2003-2007: Absent on leave


Brooklyn priest until 2002. Became pilot, founded flight school on Long Island. Convicted 2009 of sexual abuse of 2 boys, ages 8 and 10. Name quietly added to diocesan website 11/17 as priest of the diocese laicized by the Vatican office “authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric.” Claims against Placa included in diocese’s 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.


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