Fr. Richard F. Gorman




Diocese: Archdiocese of New York

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1982-1987:  St. Barnabas; Bronx, NY
  • 1982-2016:  Chairman at Community Board 12; Bronx, NY
  • 1987-1990:  Archbishop Stepinac High School; White Plains, NY
  • 1990-2016:  In Residence at Cardinal Spellman High School; Bronx, NY
  • 1997-2005:  Catholic Charities; New York City, NY
    • 1997-2004:  Associate Director, Department of Social Research
    • 2004-2007:  Noted to be retired
  • 2002:  Graduated from St. John’s University School of Law
  • 2009:  Judge at Archdiocesan Metropolitan Tribunal; New York City, NY
  • 2010-2016:  Director and Contact Person at Archdiocesan Prison Apostolate; New York City, NY
  • 2016:  Leave of Absence

Notes:  In January 2016, Gorman was suspended from ministry, pending investigation of credible allegations of sex abuse of boys while he was assigned at St. Barnabas in Woodlawn in the 1980s. Gorman denied the accusations. The alleged victims received were reported to have received settlements from the Archdiocese’s compensation program in May 2017 and October 2017. Gorman died on January 23, 2018.

Sources:  Archdiocese of New York 01.21.16; Gawker 01.21.16; New York Daily News 01.21.16; CBS News 01.22.16; Church Militant 01.22.16; Journal News 01.22.16; DNAinfo 01.25.16; Riverdale Press 01.28.16New York Daily News 05.18.17; New York Times 05.18.17; Journal News 05.23.17; Church Militant 10.26.17; LoHud 12.12.17; Bronx Chronicle 01.27.18; Assignment Record

Note: Years listed indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.