Assignment Record– Rev. John C. Albino
Summary of Case: John C. Albino was a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, ordained in 1990. He was assigned as an assistant to parishes in Manhattan, Beacon, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
In a June 2001 lawsuit Albino was accused, along with three Carmelite priests, of sexually abusing a teenage boy during 1996-1998 at St. Simon Stock parish in the Bronx. The boy was working as a secretary at the parish. The priests allegedly gave the boy money in exchange for sexual favors and had him watch them perform group masturbation. They also were said to have threatened to harm the boy if he told. Albino reportedly was sent to treatment and removed from ministry. The lawsuit, which was against the Carmelite Order and St. Simon Stock, resulted in a settlement.
Per the archdiocese 2019 on its list of credibly accused, Albino had been laicized.
Laicized: sometime prior to 2019
Archdiocese of New York
Archbishop was John Joseph O'Connor (1984-2000).
||New York (Manhattan)
St. Elizabeth's had a school with 630 students.
||St. John Evangelist
||St. John's had a school with 155-175 students.
||St. Margaret Mary's
||New York (Bronx)
||St. Margaret Mary's had a CCD program with 330-265 students.
• Albino was accused in a June 2001 lawsuit, along with three other priests, of sexually abusing a teenage boy between January 1996 and August 1998. The boy was working as a secretary at St. Simon Stock parish in the Bronx during the alleged incidents. The other priests, who were Carmelites, were St. Simon's pastor Rev. Ruben Rodriguez and Revs. Esteban Rodriguez and James Tamburrino. Their accuser said the priests would give him money in exchange for sexual favors, and that he witnessed them engaging in group masturbation. He said the priests threatened to hurt him if he told.
Albino is not indexed in the 1998 Directory, nor is he listed in the New York pages as at his previous or next assignments.
Although news reports place Albino at St. Simon Stock, the Directories do not.
The lawsuit, which was against the Carmelite Order and St. Simon Stock, was settled.
O'Connor was succeeded as New York archbishop by Edward Michael Egan (2000-2009).
||New York (Staten Island)
St. Patrick's had a school with 598-590 students, and a CCD program with 405-602 students.
Albino is indexed and listed in the New York pages as John C. "Ablino."
||Leave of Absence
||Albino is not indexed beyond the 2002 Directory. Per news reports he was sent for treatment then "removed from ministry."
Albino was laicized, per the archdiocese's list of credibly accused in 2019.
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that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually
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Sources: Official Catholic Directory (Kenedy & Sons, 1991-2002).
• Hiding Perverts Would be a Cardinal Sin, By Rod Dreher, New York Post, June 23, 2001
• Lawsuit Stunner: Bx. Priests Used Teen As Sex Toy, By Douglas Montero, New York Post, June 23, 2001
• Stunned Parish Stands by Its Priest in Boy-Sex Case, By Maria Alvarez, Douglas Montero and Hallie Levine, New York, June 24, 2001
• Losing Faith in the Clergy - Bronx Priest's Hollow Words Gloss OVer Sex Scandal, By Rod Dreher, New York Post, June 25, 2001
• Priest-Sex Suit Makes Dad Pariah, By Douglas Montero and Rod Dreher, New York Post, June 28, 2001
• Police: former priest accused of stalking, Associated Press, September 14, 2002
• The Accused, USA Today, November 11, 2002
• Island Priest Removed over Sex Abuse Claim, By Leslie Palma-Simoncek, Staten Island Advance, June 22, 2006
• List of credibly accused, Archdiocese of New York, April 26, 2019
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This assignment record was last updated on June 27, 2021.