|Assignment Record – Rev. Michael O'Connor Barry, s.j.
Summary of Case: A member of the Societ of Jesus, Barry was a teacher and, at some point, a hospital chaplain in St. Louis. He was accused in a 2004 lawsuit, along with three other priests, of having sexually abused a student at a St. Louis Jesuit high school from 1982-1985. Barry's accuser said the priests plied him with alcohol and "played mind games" to silence him. Barry died in 1987.
Died: Feb. 19, 1987
|1979||1980||Barry is not indexed in the 1980 Directory. He was ordained in 1979.|
St. Louis archbishop was John Lawrence May (1980-1992).
|1981||St. Matthew, Apostle||St. Louis||MO||5/7 In residence.||St. Matthew's had a school with 203 students.|
|1981||1982||Barry is not indexed in the 1982 Directory.|
|Cardinal Ritter Preparatory High School||
• Barry, along with three other priests, was accused in a 2004 lawsuit of having sexually abused a Cardinal Ritter student from about 1982-1985. His accuser said the priests plied him with alcohol and "played mind games to keep him quiet".
|1982||1985||Jesuit House||St. Louis||MO|
|St. Louis||MO||hospital chaplain|
Kansas City-St. Joseph bishop was John Joseph Sullivan (1977-1993).
||Kansas City||MO||history teacher|
|1986||1987||St. Louis University||St. Louis||MO||
Barry is indexed in the 1987 Directory twice, at both Rockhurst College and St. Louis University.
Barry died Feb. 19, 1987.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1980-1988)
• Church Settles Suit Accusing Four Priests of Abuse, Associated Press, carried in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 19, 2007