Fr. Paul Duggan – Diocese of San Jose

Father Paul Duggan  

Diocese of San Jose (Archdiocese of San Francisco)

Paul Duggan Diocese of San Jose Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1948

Retired: 1983

Removed: 2002

Dead:  2007

Assignment History:

  • St. Thomas the Apostle Parish (San Francisco, CA)
  • St. Jerome Parish (El Cerrito, CA)
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral (San Jose, CA)
  • Faculty of Serra High School (San Mateo, CA)
  • St. Augustine Parish (South San Francisco, CA)
  • St. William Parish (Los Altos, CA)
  • Our Lady of Mercy Parish (Daly City, CA)
  • St. Cecilia Parish (Lagunitas, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Paul Duggan:

Fr. Paul Duggan was ordained a priest in 1948, and was a former Catholic priest with the Archdiocese of San Francisco. According to media reports, in 2002, he was removed from ministry amidst child sexual abuse allegations. In April 2019, his name was added on the Diocese of San Jose list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted an allegation of sexual misconduct with a child at St. Patrick Parochial School in San Jose in the 1950s.

Very little is known of Duggan’s activities within the church as the Diocese of San Jose has not released all of the information about Duggan’s assignment history, specifically the years he was assigned to them. In addition, information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Duggan’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

Duggan died in 2007.

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