Fr. Thomas V. McNamara

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of St. Augustine FL

Accused in 2004 of inappropriate contact with three minors in the late the 1960s. He was a visiting priest from Ireland assigned to Christ the King and St. Patrick’s parishes in Jacksonville 1966-68. Irish Bishop confirmed in 12/04 that McNamara continued to abuse boys for many years after his return to Ireland. Retired in 1993. Bishop denied knowledge of abuse in the U.S. McNamara died in Ireland in 1997. Per a 5/14 report on the Killaloe diocese, there were 26 complaints against him there. Included on the St. Augustine diocese’s list 11/6/20.


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