Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University issued a statement today announcing the resignation of Br. James A. Liguori from the position of Associate Vice President and Executive Director for Fordham Westchester. Fordham University is a Catholic University run by the The Society of Jesus, the order of Jesuit priests.
The resignation came a day after an announcement on a web site operated by Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) that a California man has filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by Brother James A. Liguori, C.F.C., Ed.D in 1969 when the boy at a Cardinal Farley Military Academy in in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The school was run by the Irish Christian Brothers, a New Rochelle-based Catholic religious order.
Brother Liguori is a member of the Irish Christian Brothers. For 17 years, up until 2011, he served as President of Iona College.