Catholic Priest

Michael Salerno

Ordained: 1993

Father Salerno was ordained in 1993 and served two Brooklyn parishes until he went to serve St. Leo Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore in 1997. Father Salerno was reportedly removed as pastor of St. Leo’s because of an allegation that he sexually abused a minor at a parish in Brooklyn in the 1970s. At the time, Salerno was said to have been a Brother of the Pallottines, a religious order. A December 2008 letter from the Pallotine Provincial stated that the final report of the investigation conducted by the Diocese of Brooklyn confirmed that Father Salerno sexually abused a boy who was approximately 13-years-old. The letter further stated that Salerno had admitted to the investigators that he sexually abused the child multiple times over a period of years. Salerno’s faculties as priest were permanently revoked.

Father Salerno's Assignments

Became member of Pallotine Order of Brothers1968
Queen of ApostlesSag Harbor, NY1968..1969
Our Lady of the Rosary of PompeiiBrooklyn, NY1969..1971
All Saints - Member of Pallotine Order of BrothersBrooklyn, NY1971..1978
Queen of ApostlesSag Harbor, NY1978..1984
Bishop of Eustace High SchoolPennsauken, NJ1984..1987
My Brother's PlaceBrooklyn, NY1987..1990
Our Lady of the Rosary of PompeiiBrooklyn, NY1990..1997
St. Leo's ParishBaltimore, MD1997..2007
Removed from the Ministry2012