Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre
Summary of Assignments:
- 6/4/1988: Ordained
- 1988-1993: St. James; Seaford, NY
- 1993-1999: Nassau County Medical Center; East Meadow, NY; Chaplain
- 1993-1998: Sacred Heart; North Merrick, NY; Residence
- 1999-2001: Good Shepherd; Holbrook, NY
- 2001-2008: St. Agnes Cathedral; Rockville Centre, NY
- Pius X residence for priests; Amityville, NY
Notes: Woman filed complaint in 1996 with police and diocese accusing Brinker of inappropriately touching her son on trip to San Francisco and showing him pornographic movies in Las Vegas. Psychiatric report was completed but Brinker allowed to continue working. In March, 2002 he was placed on leave but then allowed to resume work. In 2005 the Vatican founds claims against him to be unsubstantiated.
Sources: Newsday 04.10.02; Newsday 01.25.05; http://bishop-accountability.org/; BA.org Assignment Record and Other Info
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.