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Br. Alphonsus Maher – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Brother Alphonsus Maher

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Alphonsus Maher  Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law Ordained: N/A

Died: 1999 

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Francis Preparatory School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School (Brooklyn NY)
  • St. Francis Monastery, Novitiate and Apostolic Center (Oyster Bay, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Alphonsus Maher:

Brother Alphonsus Maher was a member of the Congregation of the Religious Brothers of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. According to media reports, in 2019, he was named in two lawsuits, alleging that he sexually abused minor boys. According to the first suit, he sexually abused a boy in approximately 1974, while he served as principal of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, in Brooklyn, New York. The second alleged Brother Maher had sexually abused a boy in approximately 1978 to 1980 at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School.

“In April 2021 the official committee of abuse survivors in the Diocese’s bankruptcy identified Brother Maher as a person accused of abuse who has some connection to the  Rockville Centre Diocese.” According to the committee, the people on this list, “…have been accused of committing sexual abuse. These people have served within the territorial limits of the  Diocese of Rockville Centre.  A religious order and/or diocese outside of the Diocese of Rockville Centre found sexual abuse accusations against these people to be credible or sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against these people.”

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New York, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Rockville Centre Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

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Br. Alphonsus Maher (Franciscans) – Diocese of Brooklyn

Brother Alphonsus Maher 

Diocese of Brooklyn

Alphonsus Maher Horowitz Law

Ordained: N/A

Died: 1999

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Francis Preparatory School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School (Brooklyn, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Alphonsus Maher:

Br. Alphonsus Maher was a member of the Congregation of the Religious Brothers of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. According to media reports, in September 2019, he was named in two lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act. The first alleged that he sexually abused a 16-year-old boy in 1974, while serving as the principal of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, in Brooklyn, New York. The second alleged he had sexually abused another minor boy from 1978 to 1980 at the same school. 

Maher died in 1999.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.