Father Anthony Bolger
Diocese of Santa Rosa
- 1971: St. Mary’s, (Arcata, CA)
- 1972-1975: St. Thomas Aquinas (Napa, CA)
- 1976: St. Aloysius (Point Arena, CA)
- 1977: St. Francis Solano (Sonoma, CA)
- 1978: On Leave – Diocese of Santa Rosa
- 1979: On Duty Outside the Diocese
- 1980-1984: St. Anthony’s (Kailua, HI)
- 1985: Unknown
- 1986-1987: Saints Peter and Paul (Honolulu, HI)
- 1988-1989: Unknown
- 1990-1997: St. Anthony Church (Kailua, HI)
- 1998-2002: St. Theresa (Kihei, HI)
- 2003: Retired
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Anthony Bolger:
In 2013, a lawsuit was filed alleging that Fr. Anthony Bolger abused the plaintiff from 1978-1981 when he was 12 years old at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and St. Anthony School in Kailua, HI. At that time, Bolger was both an associate pastor and a teacher at the school. Prior to being excardinated to Honolulu, Fr. Bolger was ordained in the Diocese of Santa Rosa and worked as a high school chaplain and university instructor.
After his assignment at St. Anthony’s, Fr. Bolger served as associate pastor at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace and later at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa and the Child Jesus, both in Honolulu. He then became pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, also in Honolulu. He returned to St. Anthony’s and was also assigned to St. Theresa Church in Kihei before his retirement in 2002. Since his retirement, multiple allegations of abuse surfaced, and Fr. Bolger was sent to treatment and was repeatedly placed back in Hawaii parishes with no restrictions and access to children. In 2002, he was allowed to resign for “medical reasons” and was provided retirement benefits by the Diocese of Honolulu. Fr. Bolger died while living in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2015.
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