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Msgr. William B. O’Brien – Archdiocese of New York

Monsignor William B. O’Brien

Archdiocese of New York

William B. O’Brien Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1951

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1951: St. Patrick’s (New York, NY)
  • 1952-1956: Most Precious Blood (Walden, NY)
  • 1957-1961: St. Patrick’s (New York, NY)
  • 1962-1964: Our Lady of the Assumption (Bronx, NY)
  • 1965-1966: St. Francis De Sales (New York, NY)
  • 1967: Catholic Students’ Center at New York University (New York, NY)
  • 1967-1969:  Archdiocesan Office and Directors Education Secretary (New York, NY)
  • 1970-1972: Commission on Parish Councils (New York, NY)
  • 1972-2000: St. Brendan’s (Bronx, NY)
  • 1992-2001: On Duty Outside of the Archdiocese

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor William B O’Brien:

Msgr. William B O’Brien, a co‑founder of Daytop Village, one of the first and most successful residential drug and alcohol treatment programs in the United States, earned worldwide recognition and appreciation for his pioneering work in this field. He was also co-founder of the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities which he guided into a global movement establishing treatment programs in countries throughout the world. He was a trusted adviser to heads of state, as well as to His Holiness Pope John Paul II.

In April 2019, O’Brien’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown. Claims against him are eligible to be settled through the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP). 

O’Brien retired in 2002 and died in 2014.

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