Fr. Terrence Reilly – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father Terrence Reilly

Diocese of San Bernardino/Dominicans

Terrence Reilly Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1959

Died: 2016

Assignment History:

  • 1960-1965: Unknown
  • 1966-1971: Visitation (Chicago, IL)
  • 1972-1974: St. Vitus (Chicago, IL)
  • 1980-1983: Marist High School (Eugene, OR)
  • 1987-1988: Blessed Sacrament (Seattle, WA)
  • 1989-1993: St. Vincent Ferrer House (Riverside, CA)
  • 1990-1993: Notre Dame High School (Riverside, CA)
  • 1994-2002: St. Dominic Priory (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2003-2006: Dominican Order, Siena House (Oakland, CA)
  • 2007-2016: Order of Preaches Province of Holy Name of Jesus – Western Dominican Province (Oakland, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Terrence Reilly:

According to media reports, at least three people have accused Fr. Terrence Reilly of child sexual abuse. Ordained a Dominican Priest, Reilly was accused in a civil lawsuit in 2003 alleging child sexual abuse. According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Reilly worked at Notre Dame High School in Riverside, California from 1988 to 1993 when the Diocese became aware of sexual abuse allegations involving Reilly.

In 2002, a victim reported child sexual abuse by Reilly while he was a student at Daniel Murphy High School in 1976. Reilly has also been accused of child sexual abuse at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Los Angeles. It was rumored that in 2003, Reilly was sent to live at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, CA, a location where many accused priests were housed.

Reilly was included on the Diocese of San Bernardino’s 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. He was also included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors and on Dominicans St. Joseph Province’s list in late 2018.

Reilly died in 2016.

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