Fr. Eugene J. O’Brien

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

On 1/30/1997, the Jesuits, the NY Archdiocese, and Fordham Prep settled for $25K a suit alleging that O’Brien sexually abused a boy in the early 1970s. O’Brien was principal of Fordham Prep 1960-1980 and of Fairfield Prep in the Bridgeport diocese 1983-1985. He also worked at St. Peter’s Prep in the Newark archdiocese 1959-1960, and in 1995-2002 was president of the fundraising foundation for the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Included on the Northeast Jesuits list 1/15/2019. It notes that O’Brien admitted to allegations reported in 1993 of abuse of minors beginning in the 1960s. “Impeded” in 2002. O’Brien died in 2019.

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