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Fr. Michael A. Carroll – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Michael A. Carroll  

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Michael Carroll Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1985

Removed: 2002

Reinstated: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1985-1990      St. Catherine of Sienna (Franklin Square, NY)  
  • 1990-1993      St. Barnabas the Apostle (Bellmore, NY) 
  • 1993-1998      St. Raymond’s East (Rockaway, NY) 
  • 1998-2001      SS. Philip and James (St. James, NY) 
  • 2001-2002      St. Christopher’s (Baldwin, NY) 
  • 2001-2002      Mercy Medical Center (Rockville Centre, NY) 
  • Unknown        Our Lady of Hope (Carle Place, NY) 
  • 2004-2007      Villa St. Joseph Convent (Rockville Centre, NY) 
  • 2004-2007      St. Christopher’s (Baldwin, NY) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Michael Carroll:

The Diocese of Rockville Centre placed Father Michael Carroll on leave in Spring 2002 from his assignment as chaplain at Mercy Medical Center amid allegations of child sexual abuse. According to the 2003 Suffolk County Supreme Grand Jury Report, the description of Priest P matches public allegations against Father Carroll.

“Assigned to a parish elementary school, this priest had a foot fetish. A nun testified to the grand jury that he had sexual contact with at least four boys and that ‘a senior cleric in the diocese, Priest P’s pastor, and a deacon, all knew this.’ The priest was later reassigned to another parish elementary school, where he entertained boys in his rectory bedroom. He was later sent by the diocese for treatment but continued to celebrate Mass on weekends in a parish.” 

The report noted that Father Carroll left several parishes suddenly and had complaints against him of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage boy as well as young men over the age of 18. In 2004, allegations against Father Carroll were deemed unsubstantiated by the Vatican, and he was cleared to return to ministry.

His current whereabouts are unknown. 

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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