Fr. Thomas Devery

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea in 3/21 when Devery acknowledged to parishioners in a letter that he had been accused four years earlier in an “unsuccessful claim” via the IRCP of sexually abusing a minor about forty years prior. The same accuser filed a lawsuit under the Child Victims Act in 8/19 claiming abuse as an altar server at age 15 in 1984, at a Shrub Oak parish. Devery was kept in ministry. His letter to parishioners was released several days after SNAP publicly stated that Cardinal Dolan did not inform parishioners of the allegations.

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