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Fr. Michael T. Flanagan – Diocese of Rockville Centre

Father Michael Flanagan

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Michael Flanagan Diocese of Rockville Centre Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1961

Retired: 1999

Died: 2008 

Assigned as follows:

  • Unknown        St. John the Baptist (Wading River, NY)
  • 1962-1968      St. Patrick (Fort Worth, TX)
  • 1969-1970      Christ the King (Dallas, TX)
  • 1971-1973      St. Mark the Evangelist (Plano, TX)
  • 1974-1981      St. Mary (Sherman, TX)  
  • 1982-1990      Immaculate Conception (Corsicana, TX)
  • 1990-1998      Baylor Medical Center 
  • 1996-2005      Sacred Heart (Philmont, NY)
  • 1999                Retired

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Michael Flanagan:

Father Michael Flanagan was ordained in the Diocese of Dallas and also worked in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. According to media reports, in 1999, he was forced to retire amid allegations that he had been arrested on charges of public lewdness involving adults in 1993 and 1997. 

In 2002, after being accused of child sexual abuse in the early 1980s, the Diocese of Dallas suspended him from performing any duties as a retired priest. By May 2003, three more men came forward accusing Father Flanagan of child sexual abuse. The details of the allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, are unknown. At least one claim for sexual abuse has been settled out of court. 

In January 2019, Father Flanagan’s name appeared on the Diocese of Dallas’ “List of All Priests with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors Since 1950”.

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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