Catholic Priest

James P. Collins

Ordained: 1979

Father Collins was serving as chaplain at Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn when he was placed on administrative leave. Collins was accused of molesting boys while he served in a Queens parish before going to Bishop Kearney High School. Collins had previously served St. Michael’s in Flushing, St. Clare’s in Rosedale, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills and St. Margaret in Middle Village. A lawsuit in 2002 alleged that four men were abused by Collins between 1970 and 1984.