Fr. John Broderick (Diocese of Syracuse) – Diocese of Scranton

Father John Broderick
Diocese of Scranton

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Ordained: 1954
Removed from ministry: 2018

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Broderick:

In 2008, Father John Broderick was arrested in Nicolville, New York (part of the Diocese of Albany) and charged with abuse of 4 children from one family in 2007. Broderick, a priest with the Diocese of Syracuse, spent one weekend a month with the family, who lived in rural western Montgomery County, from December 2006 to May 2007.

Broderick conducted traditional Catholic rituals and said traditional Catholic Masses with the family and several other families with similar values despite not being assigned to the Diocese he was ministering in.

Broderick’s privileges were removed in 2008 for “incidents unrelated to sexual abuse,” according to the Diocese of Syracuse.

In February 2009, Broderick was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge but acquitted on two felony counts of sexual conduct against a child.

Then, in April 2009, a judge dismissed all charges against Broderick, who filed a lawsuit against his accusers, which was dismissed in 2010.

This year, Broderick ended up in the Diocese of Scranton’s list of credibly accused priests and he was permanently removed from ministry.

Broderick is reportedly still living, however, his current whereabouts are unknown.

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