Fr. James Grimes – Diocese of Orange

Father James Grimes

Diocese of Orange

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Ordained: 1942 

Died: 1978

Assigned as follows:

  • 1943-1948      St. Monica (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1949-1950      St. Aloysius’ (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1951-1957      Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1958-1958      St. Raymond Catholic Church (Downey, CA)
  • 1959-1959      All Saints Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1960-1960      St. Gertrude Catholic Church (Bell Gardens, CA)
  • 1961-1961      St. Mary Church (Fullerton, CA)
  • 1962-1964      Absent on Leave
  • 1965                St. Joseph Catholic Church (Carpinteria, CA)
  • 1966                St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1967                St. Pancratius Catholic Church (Lakewood, CA)
  • 1968-1970      Absent on Sick Leave
  • 1971-1972      Precious Blood Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1973                Absent on Sick Leave
  • 1974                St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church (Woodland Hills, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James Grimes:

Father James Grimes was ordained a priest in 1942, who served in the Diocese of Orange. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing at least three children from approximately 1958 to 1959 while working at All Saints Catholic Church in Los Angeles. He was named in at least one civil suit. In 1975, he retired and died in 1978. He was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. 

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