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: http://www.bishop-accountability.org/; Binghamton Homepage 05.21.14; NYC Central 05.21.14; Post-Standard 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 05.21.14; WBNG Channel 12 05.21.14; SNAP Statement 06.11.14; Syracuse com 06.11.14; Post-Standard 07.08.14; SNAP Statement 07.08.14; Post-Standard 08.12.14; SNAP Statement 08.26.14; Syracuse com 08.26.14; WICZ 08.26.14; CNY Central 11.05.14; Post-Standard 11.05.14; Press & Sun-Bulletin 11.06.14; Syracuse com 06.02.17; Watertown 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.