Brother Joseph Stadtfeld
Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Passionists)
Assigned as follows:
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Joseph Stadtfeld:
Brother Joseph Stadtfeld (Stadfield) was a member of the Congregation of the Passion religious order, who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, two sisters have accused him of sexually abusing them when they were children from approximately 1958 to 1966. The alleged abuse occurred at a Passionist Monastery and Retreat House in Sierra Madre.
In February 2007, the sisters shared with Cardinal Mahony several letters from Stadtfeld, asking for their forgiveness.
“No longer did it feel like we were alleged victims,” said one sister of the meeting. “We felt that [Mahony] believed, that he believed that this happened.”
Brother Stadtfeld died in 1995. His name was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy accused of child sexual abuse.
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