Father Thomas Moloney
Diocese of San Diego
Assigned as Follows:
- 1944-1946 St. Joseph’s (Manchester, England)
- 1946-1950 Our Lady of Sacred Heart (San Diego, CA)
- 1950-1952 St. Joseph’s Cathedral (San Diego, CA)
- 1952 St. Vincent’s (San Diego, CA)
- 1952-1955 Sacred Heart (Bryn Mawr, CA)
- 1955-1966 Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Riverside, CA)
- 1966-1986 Our Lady of Grace (El Cajon, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Moloney:
Father Thomas Moloney was ordained in Ireland before he went to work for the Diocese of San Diego. Prior to coming to the United States, he spent his first three years after ordination working in the Diocese of Salford in Manchester, England, until WWII was over.
According to media reports, in December 2003, he was named in a civil lawsuit with a boy alleging that he was molested by Moloney at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Riverside in 1963. Father Moloney died in 1986. In March 2007, his name was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.
In October 2010, as part of a settlement with survivors of clergy sexual abuse, the Diocese of San Diego released his personnel file. His file contained a letter from 2002 written by a woman to the Bishop alleging that she was sexually harassed by Father Moloney at Our Lady of Grace at El Cajon in the 1950s.
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