Fr. Cornelius J. Carr

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Died: 10/11/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Per news in 1/2006, Carr was being investigated by his Order for allegations of child abuse. Member of the New York Province. Held Jesuit leadership positions; appointed Provincial 1966. High school principal, including McQuaid in Rochester 1960-1964. Principal of St. Peter’s Prep in NJ. Theology department head 1977 at Jesuit High in New Orleans LA. Worked in the St. Augustine, FL diocese 1981-2005. Accused in 2012 of walking in on janitor Peter Modica raping a teen boy at Jesuit High in the 1970s, and proceeding to masturbate during the rape. Jesuit High settled with Carr’s accuser. Carr died in 2013, at age 93. He had been living at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx, NY. Name included on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/2018. It noted notification of allegations via media reports in 2018. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province’s list 12/7/2018, citing multiple allegations. On Jesuits Northeast Province list 1/15/2019, noting report in 2005 of abuse 1989-1990. On St. Augustine list 11/6/2020, abuse noted in 1991.

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