Thomas J. O'Rourke
In 2002, Thomas O’Rourke was named in a lawsuit with eleven other priests and a religious brother. The lawsuit claims that he repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy at Corpus Christi Church in Woodside, NY where he was assigned in 1960s. He was named in a similar lawsuit in 2003 and accused of sexually abusing a child in 1974 on a trip to the Naval Academy. A third victim came forward and claimed sexual abuse in the 1960s. O’Rourke died in 1998.
Father O'Rourke's Assignments
|Corpus Christi||Woodside, NY|
|American Martyrs||Bayside, NY|
|The Mary Louis Academy|
|Residence at Cathedral College||Douglaston, NY|
|St. Mary, Star of the Sea||Brooklyn, NY|