Catholic Priest

Romano J. Ferraro

Ordained: 1960

Romano Ferraro was arraigned in 2002 on charges of child rape and abuse. He was formally removed from ministry in 1988 and was convicted in 2004 of child sexual assault for raping a young boy in the 1970s, according to the New York Times. As the New York Times reported, Ferraro is “believed to have been one of the most prolific priest pedophiles on the Eastern Seaboard.” Father Ferraro is said to have been transferred within and between Diocese, including the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He has also served as a priest in New Jersey and Missouri, as well as in Florida and the Philippines. Ferraro has been laicized.

Father Ferraro's Assignments

PlacementCity/StateDate(s)
St. Joseph Patron of the Universal ChurchBrooklyn, NY1960..1962
St. Rosalia'sBrooklyn, NY1962..1963
Regina Pacis Votive ShrineBrooklyn, NY1962..1963
St. Lucy'sBrooklyn, NY1963..1964
Holy FamilyBrooklyn, NY1964..1968
US Naval Air Station - Navy ChaplainKey West, FL1968..1969
Military Mobile Support UnitPhilippines1969..1970
"Sick Leave"1971..1973
Cathedral College - Obtaining Masters DegreeDouglaston, NY1973
St. Joseph's ParishKings Park, NY1975..1977
St. Francis XavierBrooklyn, NY1977..1978
Madonna Residence for the ElderlyBrooklyn, NY1977..1978
St. AloysiusQueens, NY1978..1979
Wyckoff Heights HospitalQueens, NY1978..1979
"Sick Leave"1980
House of Affirmation (Counseling)Webster Groves, MO1980..1981
St. Joan of ArcSt. Louis, MO1981..1983
Jewish HospitalSt. Louis, MO1981..1983
Barnes HospitalSt. Louis, MO1981..1983
St. Francis XavierBronx, NY1983
Jacobi HospitalBronx, NY1983
Einstein HospitalBronx, NY1983
St. James ParishWoodbridge, NJ1984
Our Lady of Mount Virgin ParishMiddlesex, NJ1984..1985
St. John Vianney ParishColonia, NJ1985..1986
Christ the King (Occasional Mass)Commack, NY1986..1987
St. Rita's ParishStaten Island, NY1987..1988
Parsons ManorJamaica, NY1989..2002