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Fr. Philip McCrillis – Diocese of San Jose

Father Philip McCrillis

Diocese of San Jose

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Ordained:  1961

Retired:  2003

Dead:  2007  

Assignment History:

  • 1961-1965: St. Anne’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1965-1969: St. Albert the Great (Palo Alto, CA)
  • 1969-1973: St. Patrick Seminary (Menlo Park, CA)
  • 1972-1976: CA State San Jose Newman Club (San Jose, CA)
  • 1973-1974: St. Nicholas’ (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1975-1977: St. Nicholas’ (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1977-1978: Unassigned
  • 1978-1979: St. Nicholas’ (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1982-1983: Absent on leave
  • 1983-1988: St. Nicholas’ (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1989-1990: St. Thomas of Canterbury (San Jose, CA)
  • 1990-1991: Special Assignment
  • 1991-1996: Holy Spirit (San Jose, CA)
  • 1996-2000: Special Assignment: Vicar for Parish (Chancery) (San Jose, CA)
  • 2000-2003: Absent on sick leave

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Philip McCrillis:

According to media reports, accusations against Fr. Philip McCrillis surfaced in 2004 when two sisters filed a civil lawsuit against him, alleging that he had sexually abused them when they were in junior high school at St. Anne’s in San Francisco, California in the 1960s. In addition, McCrillis allegedly took them each on overnight trips to his cabin or to his St. Patrick’s Seminary apartment. McCrillis was reportedly in a relationship with their mother when the alleged abuse began.

According to media reports, the two women received a 6-figure settlement from the San Francisco Archdiocese, and the Diocese of San Jose deemed the allegations to be credible. They have suffered from depression, eating disorders, alcoholism, and troubled relationships as a result of the abuse they endured.

In 2003, McCrillis retired due to his Parkinson’s Disease and was removed from active ministry the following year after the investigation took place in 2004. McCrillis died in 2007.

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