Catholic Priest

Hugo Bedoya

Ordained: 1956

Hugo Bedoya, originally from Columbia, worked in the Dioceses of Lubbock, Texas and Brooklyn, New York.  In 2003, while serving on the Judicial Vicar of Marriage Tribunal, he was named in a civil lawsuit along with 23 other priests.  According to the lawsuit, Bedoya abused a young child at Fourteen Holy Martyrs in Bushwick, in the church, in the rectory, and elsewhere.  The lawsuit further alleged that he examined the genitals of his altar boys in a group to make sure they were “clean.”  Bedoya denied all the allegations, and despite another victim coming forward in 2004, he remained in the ministry until 2012.

Father Bedoya's Assignments

Fourteen Holy Martyrs1973..1974
St. John the Baptist1982
St. Gerard Majella
St. TeresaWoodside, NY1993..2001
St. MaryLong Island City, NY
St. John VianneyFlushing, NY2002..2012