Fr. John Beatty – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father John Beatty

Diocese of San Bernardino

John Beatty Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1950

Died: 1997

Assigned as follows:

  • 1951-1954: Cathedral Boys’ High School (Springfield, IL)
  • 1955: Spalding Institute (Peoria, IL)
  • 1956-1961: St. Patrick’s (Kankakee, IL)
  • 1962: St. Martin’s (Martinton, IL)
  • 1963-1965: Alleman High School (Rock Island, IL)
  • 1963-1965: Blessed Sacrament (San Diego, CA) 
  • 1966-1968: Marian Catholic High School (Imperial Beach, CA) 
  • 1968-1970: St. Pius X (Chula Vista, CA) 
  • 1970-1972: Our Lady of Guadalupe (San Bernardino, CA) 
  • 1973: Mercy Hospital (University Hospital San Diego, CA) 
  • 1973-1976: St. John of the Cross (Lemon Grove, CA) 
  • 1977-1980: St. Columba (San Diego, CA)
  • 1980: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (San Ysidro)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Beatty:

Fr. John Beatty was ordained a priest of the Clerics of St. Victor. For more than thirty years, he worked in various dioceses in Illinois, Florida, and California. According to media reports, he worked in the Diocese of Peoria until 1963, when he transferred to San Diego. His name first appeared publicly on the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in September 2018. He was also included on the Diocese of Joliet list in 2021.

Beatty retired in January 1985 and died in July 1997.

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