Fr. Francis T Brennan

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

In 1962 a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Therese’s in Kingston Township alleged that in 1961 Brennan sexually abused him, including sodomy. He said he told a priest at his school, Fr. Michael Rafferty; Brennan was reassigned to a convent, then assigned in 1970 to a parish. Civil suit filed 2005; court ruled in 2006 that the plaintiff waited too long to file suit. In 4/10 a 65-year-old man told the diocese that Brennan molested him at age 15 or 16. Brennan died 7/28/74. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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