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Rev. David J. Landry

Removed from ministry due to an accusation of abuse.

Ordained: 1987

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes

1987

Fall River bishop was Daniel Anthony Cronin (1970-1991)

1991 St. Anne's (French) Fall River MA

4/7

St. Anne's had a school with 437-518 students, and 1990-1991 it had a religious education program with 339 students.

1991

Replacing Cronin as Fall River bishop was Sean Patrick O'Malley (1992-2002)

 

1996 St. Mary's Taunton MA

2/2

In residence

St. Mary's had a school with 508-477 students, and in 1994-1995 it had a religious education program with 214 students.

Landry is indexed and listed as in residence at two different Taunton parishes in the 1996 Directory.

1995 1999 Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Taunton MA

3/3

In residence.

Parish had a religious education program with 271-300 students.

Landry is indexed and listed as in residence at two different Taunton parishes in the 1996 Directory.

1999 2000 St.Pius X South Yarmouth MA

2/3

 

Parish had a religious education program with 666 students.
2000 2002 Absent on sick leave

• Landry's name was on a list made public in 2002 of 21 Fall River priests who had been removed from ministry due to allegations of sexual abuse. O'Malley was criticized by the Bristol County D.A. for not releasing the names sooner. According to the list, Landry was accused by one person. (Boston Herald
September 27, 2002)

   

Landry no longer appears in the Directories after 2002.


Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1988-2002).

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

Note: The Official Catholic Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. Our working assumption is that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. However, Kenedy & Sons will sometimes accept updates well into the year of publication. Diocesan clergy records are rarely available to correct this information. The Directory is also sometimes misleading or wrong. We have tried to create an accurate assignment record, given the source materials and their limitations. Assignment records are a work in progress and we are always improving the records that we post. Please email us with new information and corrections.

 
 

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