Fr. Justin Langille – Diocese of Paterson

Father Justin Langille

Diocese of Paterson

Ordained: 1980

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1981                Graduate Studies (San Diego, CA)
  • 1982-1983      Our Mother of Confidence (San Diego, CA)
  • 1984-1986      Ascension (San Diego, CA) 
  • 1987-1988      Sacred Heart (Coronado, CA)
  • 1989                St. Francis Seminary (San Diego, CA) 
  • 1990                Special Assignment; St. Francis Seminary (San Diego, CA)
  • 1991                St. Therese (San Diego, CA) 
  • 1992                Leave of Absence    
  • 1993-1996      Santa Sophia (Spring Valley, CA)  
  • 1996                University of San Diego (San Diego, CA) 
  • 1996-2007      Leave of absence; Contemplative Outreach International, West Milford, NJ)  
  • 2008-2012      St. Louis de Marillac (El Cajon, CA)   
  • 2013-2015      Unknown 
  • 2016-2019      Unassigned

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Justin Langille:

According to media reports, in October 2018, Father Justin Langille was suspended from ministry following a review by the Diocesan Independent Review Board in which it found ‘significant new information’ of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl in the early 1990s, that undermined the priest’s denials. 

The Diocese of Paterson first received the allegation in 1995, but after an investigation diocesan officials said they could not substantiate the claim. Father Langille took a leave of absence and worked for Contemplative Outreach International, a New Jersey-based group that supports small faith groups from 1996 to 2007. In 2002, the case was reviewed again, prompted by the clergy sexual abuse scandal in Boston. Father Langille passed a polygraph test, which was a substantial determining factor at the time. 

His current whereabouts are unknown.

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