Assignment Record– Rev. Raymond A. Hyland


Summary of Case: Raymond Hyland was ordained for the Archdiocese of New York in 1947. He was a parish priest throughout his career, assisting in Saugerties, the Bronx, Crestwood and Middletown before becoming pastor in 1974 in Bengall, and then in Kingston in 1983. He died in 1995.

In the mid-1980s a woman told the archdiocese that Hyland sexually abused her when she was a child in the Bronx in the 1950s. The woman – an Ursuline nun – said that Hyland stepped in to “take her under his wing” after her sister was struck and killed by a car. The abuse allegedly started when the woman was 11 years-old and continued until she was 16. Hyland’s accuser said two priests from the archdiocese questioned her about the allegations and asked her what she had done to “activate his interest.” She asked for compensation to help with her therapy expenses, a that request wasn’t granted until 2000, when the archdiocese sent a check to her order. Further, the woman said that she was made to sign a confidentiality agreement. She began to speak out in 2005 and, in 2016, she named Hyland publicly.

Born: December 31, 1919
Ordained: March 1, 1947
Died: May 20, 1995

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