Fr. Rayner Harrington – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Rayner Harrington   

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Franciscans

Rayner Harrington Horowitz LawOrdained: 1940

Dead: 1996

Assignment History:

  • 1941-1948: St. Anthony’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1948-1949: St. Francis of Assisi (Spokane, WA)
  • 1949-1961: Our Lady of Lourdes (Seattle, WA)
  • 1961-1967: St. Anthony’s (Tigard, OR)
  • 1967-1968: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)
  • 1968-1969: Serra High School (Salem, OR)
  • 6/69-9/69: Our Lady of Peace Friary (Salem, OR)
  • 1969-1976: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)
  • 1976-1983: St. George’s (Seattle, WA)
  • 1983-1986: (Edmonds, WA)
  • 1986-1995: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Rayner Harrington:

Fr. Rayner Harrington was a Franciscan priest, ordained in 1940. In 2019, Fr. Rayner Harrington was included on a list of priests in the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list who was named as clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. Harrington is also included on a list of priests in the Oakland Diocese who was named as clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. Information about the age/gender of Rayner’s alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

It is only noted that there was a report received in 1966 against Harrington in reference to abuse that took place the same year. Harrington died in 1996.

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