Fr. Jose Luis Contreras – Diocese of Santa Rosa

Father Jose Luis Contreras

Diocese of Santa Rosa (Claretians)

Jose Luis Contreras Diocese of Santa Rosa Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1967

Removed: 1987

Retired: 2017

Assignment History:

  • 1983-1988: Diocese of San Antonio
  • 1995-1998: Diocese of Santa Rosa
  • 1998: WA State Reformatory (Seattle, WA)
  • 1998-2000: Diocese of Santa Rosa

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Jose Luis Contreras:

Fr. Jose Luis Contreras was ordained a priest in 1967, who served in multiple dioceses including in the Diocese of Santa Rosa. According to media reports, in 1987, he was accused of touching the genitals of a 17-year-old boy, who was a patient at a San Antonio, TX, hospital where Contreras was chaplain. Contreras was was sent for treatment and barred from working in San Antonio-area churches again. He celebrated 50th anniversary of ordination in a parish in Colima, Mexico in 2017, and retired later that year.

In 2019, Fr. Contreras was named on the the Archdiocese of San Antonio list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Santa Rosa in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Santa Rosa now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Diocese of Santa Rosa, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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