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Fr. Thomas Dove – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Thomas Dove

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Paulists)

Thomas Dove Archdiocese of Los Angeles Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1961

Retired: 2004

Removed: 2014

Assignment History:

  • 1962: Catholic Information Center (Boston, MA)
  • 1963-1965: St. Rose of Lima (Layton, UT)
  • 1966-1976: St. Paul The Apostle (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1977-1985: Paulist Fathers Generalate (Scarsdale, NY)
  • 1986-1992: St. Mary (Chicago, IL)
  • 1993-1994: St. Patrick’s (Memphis, TN)
  • 1994: Paulist Fathers (New York)
  • 1995-2017: Old St. Mary’s Cathedral (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2000-2011: Paulist Fathers Generalate (Jamaica Estates, NY)
  • 2004-2017: Retired
  • 2018-Present: Paulist House (San Francisco, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas Dove:

Fr. Thomas Joseph Dove was ordained a priest of the Paulist Fathers in 1961, and served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in 2014, he was accused of sexually abusing a young girl from 1972 to 1974, while serving at the Catholic Information Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Fr. Dove reportedly withdrew from public ministry and was forbidden to function publicly as a priest. He was named on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2008 list of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Fr. Dove was also named on the Paulist Fathers’ 2019 “List of Paulist Fathers with Credible Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” and on the Memphis Diocese’s report in 2020. As of 2019, Fr. Dove is believed to be residing at the Paulist House in San Francisco, California.

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