Br. William (LaSalle) Marinan (Xaverian Brothers) – Diocese of Brooklyn

Brother William (LaSalle) Marinan  

Diocese of Brooklyn

Joined: 1947

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1947-1950      Unknown
  • 1951-1957      Holy Name (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1957-1960      Holy Cross (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1960-1962      Leonard Hall (Leonardtown, MD)
  • 1962-1963      St. Teresa’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1963-1968      Holy Cross (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1968-1970      Leonard Hall (Leonardtown, MD)
  • 1970-1974      St. Jerome’s (Hyattsville, MD) 
  • 1974-1990      St. Jude’s (Rockville, MD) 
  • 1990-1991      St. Catherine’s Laboure (Wheaton, MD)
  • 1991-1997      St. Philip the Apostle (Camp Spring, MD)
  • 1998-2010      Our Lady of Grace Church (Silver Spring, MD) 
  • 2011-2013      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother William (LaSalle) Marinan:

Brother William (LaSalle) Marinan was a member of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier. According to media reports, in 2011, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor in the early 1970s. His ministry was restricted and he was placed on a safety plan in 2011. 

In 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Xaverian Brothers’ list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. 

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