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Fr. Milton Walsh – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Milton Walsh

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Milton T. Walsh Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1978

Removed: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1978-1980: Our Lady of Loretto (Novato, CA)
  • 1980-1982: St. Thomas the Apostle (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1982-1985: Special assignment (Rome, Italy)
  • 1985-1989: St. Patrick Seminary (Menlo Park, CA)
  • 1989-1997: Cathedral of St. Mary (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1996-2002, Knights of Malta
  • 2002-2003: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Milton Walsh:

Fr. Milton Walsh was accused and charged with sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy in 1985 when serving at Our Lady of Loretto in Novato, CA. The police secretly recorded a phone conversation between Milton Walsh and the victim, in which Walsh admitted to the abuse. Ultimately, the charges were dropped due to the statute of limitations.

During discovery, it was reported that the abuse was brought to the attention of the Archdiocese of San Francisco back in 1985 when the boy told his parents what had happened. The Bishop convinced the parents not to go to the police, reassuring them that Walsh would get help, but he was still kept in active ministry until 2002.  It has been publicly reported that Milton Walsh is now living in the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

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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