Catholic Priest

Thomas J. O'Rourke

Ordained: 1963

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 ChristiWoodside, NY
American MartyrsBayside, NY
The Mary Louis Academy
Residence at Cathedral CollegeDouglaston, NY
St. Mary, Star of the SeaBrooklyn, NY