Msgr. Sinon Falvey – Diocese of Orange

Monsignor Sinon Falvey

Diocese of Orange

Ordained: 1945

Died: 2005

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946-1950      17 S. Electric Ave. (Alhambra, CA)
  • 1951-1952      St. Alphonsus (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1953-1959      Transfiguration (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1960-1962      940 Coeur d’Alene Ave. (Venice, CA)
  • 1963-1964      Unknown
  • 1965                Christ The King (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1966 2802      Ashmont Ave. (Arcadia, CA)
  • 1967-1969      1307 E. Longden Ave. (Arcadia, CA)
  • 1979-1990      St. Norbert Church (Orange, CA)
  • 1991-2005      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Sinon Falvey:

According to media reports, In June 2009, Monsignor Sinon Falvey was named in a  civil suit accusing him of sexually abusing an altar boy from 1990 to 1992 while retired, but still living at the St. Norbert Parish, in Orange. The accuser claimed the Diocese od Orange knew about the sexual abuse, but did nothing to stop it. 

“Our client is very damaged and it took him some time to get the courage to come forward, but he’s found it,” the victim’s lawyer said.

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) reported being contacted by other victims.  

Monsignor Falvey was in charge of two pedophile priests during his tenure from 1969 to 1989: John Kenney and John Lenihan. His whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he had access to children from 1990 until 2005 are unknown. He died in February 2005 at age 85.

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