Father Michael O’Brien
Archdiocese of Newark
Died: Date Unknown
Assigned as follows:
- Our Lady of Sorrows (Kearny, NJ)
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Lyndhurst, NJ)
- Our Lady of Mt. Virgin (Garfield, NJ)
- St. Rose of Lima (Short Hills, NJ)
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Jersey City, NJ)
- St. Anthony of Padua (Union City, NJ)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Michael O’Brien:
Father Michael O’Brien name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of Newark’s list of accused priests published in February 2019. It released almost no information on the allegations against each priest, including age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. However, according to the Archbishop of Newark, in the case of each priest on the list, “the Archdiocese of Newark received information concerning possible misconduct by the individual, investigated the matter for corroborating evidence and determined that the report was credible. Accordingly, while those individuals may deny having engaged in illegal behavior involving a minor and they are entitled to be presumed innocent in a criminal court of law, the Archdiocese has determined that the information it received was credible and it has thus included their names on this disclosure.”
In 1977, Father O’Brien was incardinated into the Archdiocese of Newark. He was accused of the sexual abuse of one minor, according to the information provided by the Archdiocese.
He died as a priest in good standing.
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