Br. Charles B. Irwin

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago

Religious Order:  Congregation of Christian Brothers

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1953:  Ordained
  • Between 1953 and 1979:
    • St. Joseph’s Junioarte; West Park, NY
    • Santa Maria Novitiate-Novice; West Park, NY
    • St. Gabriel’s Scholasticate Student; West Park, NY
    • Sacred Heart Community and Grammar School; New York City, NY
    • Cardinal Hayes Holy Family Community; Bronx, NY
    • Cardinal Hayes-St. Helena’s Annex; Bronx, NY
    • Power Memorial Community and Academy; New York City, NY
    • Leo Community and High School; Chicago, IL
    • Bergen Catholic Community and High School; Oradell, NJ
    • St. Patrick’s Provincialate Community; New Rochelle, NY
    • Eastern American Province of the Congregation of Christian Brothers – Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer
  • 1979-1991:  Iona Preparatory Community


One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement w 400 plaintiffs re abuse by multiple order priests & brothers 5/13. Also accused of abuse at Bergen Catholic in Oradell NJ. In 8/16 $1.9 mil settlement announced, to be shared among 21 former Bergen Catholic students. Irwin entered the CFC order in 1945 and made final vows in 1953. Assigned to schools and communities in West Park NY, NYC, Chicago IL, Oradell NJ, and New Rochelle NY. Died 10/09/97.


Irwin Obit 10.00.97Irwin Obit 09.30.97; Chicago Tribune 05.24.13; CBS New York 08.22.16; NJcom 08.22.16