Good Shepherd Honors Priest Accused of Sex Abuse
By Randy Rojas
January 4, 2012
|A copy of the sign, via NYDailyNews.com|
Even after allegations surfaced of Monsignor Thomas Brady attempting “inappropriate sexual contact” with teenage boys, officials at Marine Park’s Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church still dedicated their Christmas tree lighting to him. Now, the family of an alleged victim is outraged.
“That’s a slap in the face,” said the father of one of the alleged victims in a New York Daily News article. “Take it down. That’s hurtful. You’re gaining support for Brady, but what about the victims?”
Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church (1950 Batchelder Street) in Marine Park posted a sign in Brady’s honor in front of their Christmas display. The sign reads “this year’s tree lighting is dedicated to Monsignor Thomas F. Brady for his service to and love for the People of Good Shepherd.”
“I don’t have any comment on that,” said Pastor James Devlin about the dedication of the tree lighting.
Brady was placed on administrative leave after shocking allegations were made against in him in October that he attempted to grope two teenagers. His case is being handled by the Staten Island District Attorney because of his longtime friendship with the Brooklyn District Attorney.