In 2007, as part of its bankruptcy proceeding, the diocese published a list of priests who had been credibly accused of abusing minors. The list was split into two parts—one listing priests from the San Diego and San Bernardino dioceses and another listing visiting priests from other dioceses and religious orders. In 1978, the Diocese of San Bernardino separated from the Diocese of San Diego. Until then, they were one diocese.
Recently, as part of an effort to respond to questions from parishioners and the public, the diocese began a review of its records to see if additional names should be added to that list.
Below is a list of 52 priests where the diocese has received a credible allegation involving sexual abuse of a minor.
The accusations involve allegations that took place after 1950.
None of the priests on this list is in active ministry.
All of them have either been laicized, left the priesthood, or had any faculties from the diocese of San Diego stripped from them.
The list shows their names and where they served. The list will be updated as needed.
If anyone feels they have been abused by clergy or knows someone who has, we urge you to report it to local law enforcement. If you need counseling, please contact our Victim Assistance Hotline at 858-490-8353 and, at no expense to you, we can refer you to an independent therapist, not associated with the Diocese.
The pain suffered by victims of clergy abuse can never be forgotten or excused. Please keep them in your prayers.
Removed: Bishop permanently removes the priest from all public ministry
Laicized: Vatican formally ends the man’s priestly vocation