Fr. Thomas J. McCarthy

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

McCarthy retired suddenly in 2003 following a meeting with diocesan officials. He reportedly told some parishioners that he was retiring because Bishop wanted him to move to larger parish and because of health problems. In early 9/03 an anonymous flier circulated in the neighborhood around the church where McCarthy served in the 1990s, urging parents to check with their children to see if they had been abused by McCarthy. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list as removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. Case sent to Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement.

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