May 18, 2016 / 23:02 pm
Fr. James Williams, S.M., a former president of Chaminade High School on Long Island, has been suspended from priestly ministry over credible allegations of sexual abuse, his religious order stated on Friday.
“Father James' clerical faculties have been suspended and he is not permitted to publicly function as a priest. His case will be, as required, submitted to the Holy See for final resolution,” read a May 13 statement from the Marianist Province of Meribah.
“It is important to note that Fr. James has completely denied the allegations.”
Fr. Williams was a staff member at Chaminade High School, a prestigious prep school in Mineola, N.Y., fewer than 10 miles north of Rockville Centre, from 1991 to 2012. He served as a teacher and chaplain, and was the school's president from 1999 to 2011.