Fr. Robert A. Ours



Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1981:  St. Peter, Utica
  • 1982-1986:  St. Vincent de Paul, Binghamton
  • 1987:  St. John the Evangelist, Binghamton
  • 1988-1998:  Our Lady of Good Counsel, Endicott
  • 1990-2011:  Seton Catholic Central High School, Binghamton
  • 1999-2004:  St. Patrick, Binghamton
  • 2005-2006:  St. Rita, Chenango Forks
  • 2007-2010:  St. Christopher, Binghamton
  • 2010-2012:  St. Joseph, Endicott
  • Unknown:  Holy Family, Endwell

Notes:  Arrested 5/21/14 and charged with possession of six images of a sexual performance by a child (child porn). Diocese had reported allegations to DA’s office “a few months ago.” He retired in 2012 and was living at a home for retired priests. He was not in active ministry after leaving for unrelated personal reasons. Diocese denies any previous allegations against him. Plea deal may be possible in 7/14 but looks doubtful 8/14 because Ours keeps contesting the charges. In 8/14, he pled guilty to all six charges in a plea agreement. Received 10 yrs.’ probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. Accused in 6/17 suit of abusing a boy decades previously, when Ours was a deacon.

Sources: Homepage 05.21.14NYC Central 05.21.14Post-Standard 05.21.14SNAP Statement 05.21.14WBNG Channel 12 05.21.14SNAP Statement 06.11.14Syracuse com 06.11.14Post-Standard 07.08.14SNAP Statement 07.08.14Post-Standard 08.12.14SNAP Statement 08.26.14Syracuse com 08.26.14WICZ 08.26.14CNY Central 11.05.14Post-Standard 11.05.14Press & Sun-Bulletin 11.06.14Syracuse com 06.02.17Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18

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.