Tag: Trinitarian

Fr. James Devaney – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father James Devaney

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Trinitarian)

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Ordained: Unknown

Assignment History:

  • 1970-1976: Ascension Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1977-Present: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Devaney:

Fr. James Devaney was a priest who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he was a member of the Trinitarian religious order. Fr. Devaney was accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually abusing at least one person in 1968-1969 at Ascension Catholic Church in Los Angeles. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Fr. Devaney was listed on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Report Errata Notice # 1 of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Fr. Devaney’s current whereabouts, his status as a priest, 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, 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. Anselm Deehr – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Anselm Deehr

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Trinitarian)

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Ordained: 1990

Assignment History:

  • 1970-1987: Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Fatima Center (Cleveland OH)
  • 1990-1991: St. Anthony’s (Atlanta, GA)
  • 1991-1992: Holy Trinity Missionary Seminary (Silver Springs, MD) 
  • 1992-1993: Not indexed in Official Catholic Directory
  • 1993-1995: Holy Spirit Missionary Cenacle (Stirling NJ)
  • 1995-1998: Our Lady of Victory (Compton CA)
  • 1997-2000: Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Long Beach CA)
  • 2000-2001: St. Maria Goretti (Long Beach, CA)
  • 2000-2007: Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Long Beach, CA)
  • 2007-2008: Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity (Adelphi, MD) 
  • 2008-2011: Father Judge Missionary Cenacle (Adelphi, MD)  

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Anselm Deehr:

Fr. Anselm Deehr was ordained a Trinitarian priest in 1990, and served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in 2004, Fr. Deehr was accused of sexually abusing a young boy from 1983-1987 while serving at our Lady of Fatima Center in Cleveland, OH. The victim claims that Fr. Deehr sexually assaulted him over 300 times in the rectory, at the Red Roof Inn, and on Catholic Youth Organization trips.

During his tenure, Fr. Deehr worked in Cleveland, Atlanta, GA, Washington DC, Stirling, NJ, Los Angeles, and Adelphi, MD. Fr. Deehr was included on the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s 2013 “Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God.” His status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 2011 to the present, is unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, 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. Rudi Gil – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father Rudi Gil

Diocese of San Bernardino/Trinitarian

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Ordained: 1978

Removed: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1979: Unknown
  • 1980-1981: Our Lady of Sorrows (Victoria, TX)
  • 1982: Unknown
  • 1983-1984: St. Mary’s Cathedral (Trenton, NJ)
  • 1985: Unknown
  • 1986-1987: St. Edward Church (Corona, CA)
  • 1988-1990: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Ontario, CA)
  • 1990-1993: St. Frances of Rome Church (Lake Elsinore, CA)
  • 1994-1998: Absent on Leave
  • 1999-2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Rudi Gil:

In 1993, Fr. Rudi Gil was accused of sexually abusing a boy in 1987 when serving at St. Edward Church in Corona, CA. He resigned from his parish assignment at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Lake Elsinore and was sent to Servants of the Paraclete, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. During counseling, Fr. Gil allegedly admitted that he had sexually abused a child. He left treatment after about two weeks because treatment was ineffective.

According to a list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct released by the Diocese of San Bernardino in October of 2018, the diocese was aware of this incident in 1987 but did not suspend Gil until 1993. It was not until 2002 that the allegations were reported to law enforcement and had his privileges removed.

Gil moved to Ensenada, Mexico, while on administrative leave, then moved back to Lake Elsinore, ostensibly to pursue counseling. Though he lacked the authority to do so, in 1995, Gil began to privately perform baptisms, first communions, quinceaneras, and weddings. In 2002, the diocese released his name to the police to investigate the allegations against him. As of 2018, the Diocese of San Bernardino considers him removed from the priesthood.Fr. Gil’s current whereabouts, status as a priest, 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 Diocese of San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Diocese of San Bernardino, 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 (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Michael Proulx – Diocese of Sacramento

Father Michael Proulx

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Ordained: 1944

Retired: 1959

Dead: Unknown

Assignment History:

  • 1945-1959: Sacred Heart (Alturas, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Michael Proulx:

Fr. Michael Proulx served at Sacred Heart in Alturas, CA, from 1945-1959. Proulx left the Diocese of Sacramento in 1959 for reasons unknown.  In 2011, allegations were made against Fr. Proulx stating he sexually abused a boy under 14 years old sometime in the 1950s while he was at Sacred Heart. Proulx is presumed to be dead. However, no information is listed about his life after retirement.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Sacramento 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 Sacramento now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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.