Fr. Edward Simpson – Diocese of Little Rock

Father Edward Simpson

Diocese of Little Rock

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Ordained: 1954

Leaves of absence/temporary sick leave: 1969, 1970-1971, 1973-1978, 1981-1982

Retired: 1986

Died: 1988

Assignment History:

  • 1954‐1955: Immaculate Conception (Fort Smith, AR)
  • 1955‐1957: Our Lady of the Holy Souls (Little Rock, AR)
  • 1957‐1958: Immaculate Conception (Blytheville, AR)
  • 1958‐1962: St. Patrick (North Little Rock, AR)
  • 1962‐1963: Blessed Sacrament (Jonesboro, AR)
  • 1963‐1969: St. James (Searcy, AR)
  • 1963‐1967: Morris School (Searcy, AR)
  • 1969: Temporary sick leave
  • 1969‐1970: Immaculate Conception (Fort Smith, AR)
  • 1970-1971: Leave of Absence
  • 1971‐1972: St. Elizabeth (Eureka Springs)
  • 1972‐1973: St. John (Malvern, AR)
  • 1973-1978: Left Active Ministry
  • 1974: Civil Marriage and Petition for Laicization
  • 1978‐1979: St. Edward (Texarkana, AR)
  • 1979‐1981: St. Patrick (North Little Rock, AR)
  • 1981-1982: Leave of Absence
  • 1982‐1983: St. Vincent Infirmary Chaplain
  • 1983‐1986: St. Anne (North Little Rock, AR)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Edward Simpson:

Fr. Edward Simpson became an ordained priest in 1954. 

In 2020, Simpson was publicly named and included on the Diocese of Little Rock list of credibly accused clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined, or considered to be credible. It notes that the Diocese has received one credible allegation against Simpson.

Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, Simpson’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse, or when the abuse took place was not provided by the Diocese of Little Rock.

Simpson retired in 1986 and died in 1988.

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