Tag: Archdiocese of San Francisco

Fr. James Walsh – Diocese of Santa Rosa

Fr. James Walsh

Diocese of Santa Rosa (San Francisco)

James Walsh Diocese of Santa Rosa Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1943

Died: 1993

Assignment History:

  • 1960s: St. Helena Catholic Church (St. Helena, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Walsh:

Father James Walsh was ordained a priest in 1943 for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Santa Rosa when it was established in 1962. He was assigned to the St. Helena Catholic Church in the 1960s and oversaw the opening of the St. Helena Catholic School.

According to media reports, Father Walsh’s name was included on a list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse released by the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 2019. According to this list, Fr. Walsh was accused in 2005 of sexual abuse that allegedly occurred in 1965 while serving at St. Helena Church. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

He died in 1993.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Santa Rosa in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Santa Rosa now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Diocese of Santa Rosa, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Mark Liening – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Mark Liening

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Franciscans

Fr. Mark Liening Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1941

Dead: 1985

Assignment History:

  • 1941: Immaculate Conception (San Diego, CA)
  • 1941-1942: Old Mission (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1942: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1942-1943: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1943: St. Joseph’s Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1943-1944: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1944-1945: Immaculate Conception (Provo, UT)
  • 1945: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1945-1947: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1947-1948: St. Francis (Spokane, WA)
  • 1948-1949: Greek Rite Franciscan Commissariat (New Canaan, CT)
  • 1949-1950: Sybertsville Monastery (Sybertsville, PA)
  • 1950-1951: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ
  • 1951-1953: St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)
  • 1953-1955: San Carlos, AZ
  • 1955-1957: Holy Family (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1957-1962: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)
  • 1962-1964: St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)
  • 1964: St. Boniface (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1964: Covered Wells, AZ
  • 1964-1966: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1966-1968: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1968-1969: Ensenada, Mexico
  • 1969-1970: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1970: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Fresno, CA)
  • 1970-1972: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1972-1974: Old Mission (San Luis Rey, CA)
  • 1974-1979: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1979-1985: St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)
  • 1985: Old Mission (Santa Barbara, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Mark Liening:

Fr. Mark Liening was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Santa Barbara, part of what is formally known as the Order of Friars Minor.

In 2019, his name appeared on the Franciscans’ Santa Barbara Province list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted allegations reported in 2007 of child sex abuse of a minor in 1943-1944. 

During the time of the abuse, Liening was assigned to St. Mary’s in Phoenix, Arizona.

Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

In 2019, his name also appeared on the Diocese of Oakland, the Las Cruces Diocese, and the Diocese of Phoenix list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

Liening died in 1985.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Epiphanius Lewis – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Epiphanius Lewis

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Franciscans

Epiphanius Lewis Horowitz LawOrdained: Unknown

Left Province: 1965

Assignment History:

  • Year unknown: St. Paul Shipwreck (San Francisco, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Epiphanius Lewis:

Fr. Epiphanius Lewis was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Barbara, part of what is formally known as the Order of Friars Minor.

In 2019, his name appeared on the Franciscans’ Santa Barbara Province list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted allegations reported in 1993, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 of child sex abuse of a minor in 1964-1968. 

Very little is known of Lewis’ activities within the church as the Franciscans’ Santa Barbara Province has not released any information about Lewis’ assignment history nor the year he was ordained. In addition, information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Lewis’ assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

At some point, Lewis was assigned to St. Paul Shipwreck in San Francisco, California.

Lewis left the Province in 1965.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Conan Lee – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Conan Lee 

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Franciscans

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Ordained: 1943

Dead: 1978

Assignment History:

  • 1944-1947: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1947-1951: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)
  • 1951-1953: Old Mission (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1953-1954: San Roque (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1954-1956: St. Francis (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1956: St. Joseph Hospital (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1956-1958: Holy Family (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1958-1962: St. Anthony’s (Tigard, OR)
  • 1962-1975: Sacred Heart (Winlock, WA)
  • 1975-1977: Old Mission (Santa Barbara, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Conan Lee:

Fr. Conan Lee was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Santa Barbara, part of what is formally known as the Order of Friars Minor.

In 2019, his name appeared on the Franciscans’ Santa Barbara Province list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted allegations reported in 2010 of child sex abuse of a minor in 1957-1961. In 2019, his name also appeared on the Diocese of Oakland’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims and the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

Lee died in 1978.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. John P. Leary – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father John P. Leary 

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Fr. John P. Leary Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1951

Dead: 1993

Assignment History:

  • 1951-1952: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1952-1954: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1954-1955: Rome, Italy
  • 1955-1969: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • 1969:  Cranwell Prep. School (Lenox, MA)
  • 1969-1970: Utah State University (Logan, UT)
  • 1970-1978: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1971:  New College of California (Sausalito, CA)
  • Year unknown: New College of California (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1977:  Academic Year in New York (NY)
  • 1981-1985: Old College (Reno, NV)
  • 1985-1986: St. Joseph’s (New York, NY)
  • 1987-1988: Jesuit Seminary & Mission Bureau (Portland, OR)
  • 1988-1993: Jesuit Provincial Residence (Portland, OR)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John P Leary:

Fr. John P Leary was president of Gonzaga University when allegations were made that he sexually abused a student. Although records show that reports were initially made beginning in 1966, the police weren’t notified until 1969. The Spokane police went to the Jesuits with an offer that Leary would be spared arrest if he left town within 24 hours. Leary was quietly sent away to a Jesuit boys’ school in Lenox, MA, to “recuperate”. 

According to media reports, the Jesuit order has settled with two of Leary’s victims so far. One of his accusers said that Leary sexually abused him as a teenager in 1965. The victim was a Gonzaga student and asked to drive the president to a speaking engagement. When he parked the car, Leary made an aggressive pass. The student was able to fend off Leary’s attempts at sex, though he was still subjected to abuse.

Over the course of his tenure, Leary lived and worked in Utah, California, New York, Nevada, and Oregon. In 2006, The Oregon Province Jesuits claimed they didn’t learn the details of allegations against Leary until 2006; they said documents show Leary may have abused as many as 12 youths. 

In 2018, Leary was included on the Jesuits West Province list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. It notes reports in 2006 and 2009 of abuse that took place from 1965-1966.

Leary died in 1993.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Jerome Leach – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Jerome Leach

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Jerome Leach Horowitz LawOrdained: 1976

Suspended: 1993

Arrested: 2002

Dead: 2017

Assignment History:

  • 1976: All Souls (South San Francisco, CA)
  • 1976-1979: St. Pius (Redwood City, CA)
  • 1979-1983: St. Patrick’s (Larkspur, CA)
  • 1983-1986: St. Catherine of Siena (Burlingame, CA)
  • 1986-1987: Absent on sick leave
  • 1987-1989: St. Finnbarr (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1990-1991: Our Lady of Mercy (Daly City, CA)
  • 1991-1993: All Souls (South San Francisco, CA)
  • 1994-2015: Absent on leave

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Jerome Leach:

In 1993, Fr. Jerome “Jerry” Leach was accused of molesting an altar boy back in 1976. At the time, Leach was the Deacon at All Souls in South San Francisco, California. 

After this allegation surfaced, that Leach molested a boy at All Souls, he was suspended from ministry in May of 1993. Leach had not yet been ordained when assigned to All Souls in South San Francisco.

According to media reports, in 2002, Leach was accused of sexually abusing another minor. The victim was a 12-year-old altar boy in which Leach abused over a 10-month period back in 1979. Leach was assigned to St. Patrick’s in Larkspur, California during the time this abuse took place.

In November of 2002, Leach was arrested and charged with having molested and sodomized an altar boy in 1979. Eight months later, the charges were dropped when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a California statute of limitation law that would have allowed for prosecution.

Leach’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1994 until his death are unknown. Leach died in 2017.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Alexander Larkin – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Alexander Larkin

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Diocese of San Jose

Fr. Alexander Larkin Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1967

Restricted ministry: 2005

Banned from ministry: 2009

Assignment History:

  • 1967-1968: St. Cecilia Parish (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1968-1974: St. Pius X Parish (Redwood City, CA)
  • 1974-1981: Our Lady of the Rosary Parish (Palo Alto, CA)
  • 1981-1985: St. William’s Parish (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1986-1987: St. John Vianney Parish (San Jose, CA)
  • 1987-1987: Stanford University Newman Center (Stanford, CA)
  • 1987-1992: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (Palo Alto, CA)
  • 1992-1996: Chancery, Diocese of San Jose (San Jose, CA)
  • 1996-2005: Sacred Heart Parish (Saratoga, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Alexander Larkin:

Fr. Alexander Larkin worked in the Diocese of San Jose. In 2018, Larkin was included on a list of priests in the Diocese of San Jose who was named as being “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. Information about the age of his alleged victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

It is noted that there was a report received in 2003 against Larkin in reference to abuse that took place while Larkin was assigned to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Palo Alto, California in the 1970s. The two victims were former altar boys at Our Lady of the Rosary. In 2003, there was at least one civil suit filed that was settled by 2006. Larkin was placed on leave in 2004 after allegations were made that he had abused two youths between 1975 and 1980. Larkin was restricted from ministry in 2005 and was later banned from ministry in 2009.

According to media reports, there was another victim who said he was abused as a teen by Larkin. He wrote this in an anonymous letter and mentioned that the abuse took place at St. William’s Parish in Los Altos, California, back in 1981. 

According to media reports, Larkin denied any wrongdoing. 

Based on the Diocese of San Jose, Larkin’s current whereabouts are last known to be in San Jose, California.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Laurent Largente – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Laurent Largente 

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Diocese of San Jose

Fr. Laurent Largente Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1959

Removed from ministry: 1994

Banned from ministry: 2002

Dead: 2015

Assignment History:

  • 1959-1961: St. Michael Parish (San Francisco, CA) 
  • 1961-1964: St. Leo the Great Parish (San Jose, CA) 
  • 1964-1973: St. Patrick Parish (San Jose, CA) 
  • 1973-1976: Sacred Heart Parish (Saratoga, CA) 
  • 1976-1978: Catholic Women’s Center (San Jose, CA) 
  • 1978-1987: St. Patrick Cathedral (San Jose, CA)
  • 1987: On leave
  • 1987-1992: Church of the Ascension (Saratoga, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Laurent Largente:

Fr. Laurent Largente worked in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose. In 2018, Largente was included on a list of priests in the Diocese of San Jose who was named as being “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

It is only noted that there was a report received in 1994 against Largente in reference to abuse that took place while Largente was assigned to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1980-1983. Largente was removed from ministry the same year the victim came forward with the allegation and was later banned from ministry in 2002.

Largente died in 2015.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Gunter Klingenbrunner – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Gunter Klingenbrunner 

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Gunter Klingenbrunner Horowitz LawOrdained: Unknown

Dismissed: 1986

Dead: 1999

Assignment History:

  • 1984-1985: Jesuit High School (Carmichael, CA)
  • 1985-1986: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Gunter Klingenbrunner:

In 2018, Fr. Gunter Klingenbrunner was included on a list of priests in the Jesuits West Province list who was named as being “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. Very little is known of Klingenbrunner’s as the Jesuits West Province has not released the year he was ordained. In addition, information about the age/gender of his alleged victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Klingenbrunner’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

It is only noted that there was a report received in 2006 against Fr. Gunter Klingenbrunner in reference to abuse that took place in 1981-1984.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Daniel T. Keohane – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Daniel T. Keohane

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Fr. Daniel T. Keohane Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1978

Assignment History:

  • 1978-1982: Epiphany (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1982-1983: St. Catherine of Siena (Burlingame, CA)
  • 1984-1988: Immaculate Heart of Mary (Belmont, CA)
  • 1988-2005: St. Bartholomew’s (San Mateo, CA)
  • 2005-2009: St. Anthony of Padua (Novato, CA)
  • 2009-2011: St. Cecilia’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2012-2015: Leave of absence 
  • 2016-current: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Daniel T Keohane:

In 2011, Fr. Daniel T Keohane was placed on administrative leave after an allegation was discovered in his personal file. According to media reports, the allegation noted the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old girl that took place in the 1970s. Keohane was assigned to the Church of the Epiphany in San Francisco, California and the minor was an Epiphany parishioner.

Keohane was placed on leave since the archdiocesan review board found the allegation to be deemed credible. However, Keohane denied the allegation.

Keohane’s status as a priest, current whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.