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Fr. John Joseph Casey – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father John Joseph Casey

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Vincentians)

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Ordained: 1932

Died: 2000

Assignment History:

  • 1932-1940: St. Vincent Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1941-1944: Unknown
  • 1945-1960: St. Vincent Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1961-1964: Unknown
  • 1965-1978: St. Vincent Catholic Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1979-1986: St. Vincent Seminary (Montebello, CA)
  • 1987-2000: De Paul Center (Montebello, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Joseph Casey:

Fr. John Joseph Casey was ordained a Vincentian priest in 1932, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he has been accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually abusing at least one person at St. Vincent Catholic Church in Los Angeles from 1943 to 1945. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Casey was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. In December 2020, his name was included on the Vincentians Western Province List of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

Fr. Casey died in 2000.

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. James Cairns – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father James Cairns

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Vincentians)

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Ordained: 1969

Assignment History:

  • 1970-1971: Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels (San Fernando, CA)
  • 1972-1977: St. Vincent Seminary (Montebello, CA)
  • 1981-1988: Unknown
  • 1989: St. Vincent (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-1993: Unknown
  • 1994-1998: Saint Agnes’ Medical Center (Fresno, CA)
  • 1999-2000: The Catholic Community of Mount Carmel (Fresno, CA) St. Alphonsus (Fresno, CA)
  • 2001: Children’s Hospital (Fresno, CA)
  • 2002-2019: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Cairns:

Fr. James Cairns was ordained a Vincentian priest in 1969, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he has been accused of sexually abusing at least one child from 1971 to 1973. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Cairns was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. In 2020, his name was included on the Diocese of Stockton Revised list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse, as well, as on the Vincentians Western Province List.

Records show that Fr. Cairns may be living in Modesto, CA., although his status as a priest and whether he has access to children since 2002 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Carlos Rene Rodriguez – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father Carlos Rene Rodriguez

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Ordained: 1986

Removed: 1993

Laicized: 1998

Assignment History:

  • 1987: St. Vincent (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1988: St. Luke Institute
  • 1989-1993: St. Mary’s Seminary Evangelization Center and Retreat (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1993: Inactive
  • 1994-2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Carlos Rene Rodriguez:

Fr. Carlos Rodriguez was accused by at least six people of child sexual abuse from 1984 to 1994 and has been named in at least five civil lawsuits since. In 1987, Fr. Rodriguez confessed to sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy. In 1988, Fr. Rodriguez was sent to St. Luke Institute, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. In 1993, Fr. Rodriguez left the Vincentian community and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles removed his faculties as a priest. He was laicized in 1998.

In 2004, Fr. Rodriguez was convicted of sexually abusing two boys while working at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Paula in the 1990s and was sentenced to eight years in prison. In January 2008, Fr. Rodriguez was released from prison on parole.

As of 2013, Fr. Rodriguez residing at a private residence in Huntington Beach and registered as a sex offender in California. In 2016, Rodriguez was found ministering at a church in Los Angeles with no affiliation to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; he was using the name, Carlos Ramirez. He was removed after the church found out about his history.

In a lawsuit filed in October 2018, Fr. Rodriguez was accused again of sexually abusing two minor boys (aged 7 and 12) at Our Lady of Guadalupe in the 1990s. The lawsuit alleged that Fr. Rodriguez was working at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Riverside, CA, in the early 1990s. Fr. Rodriguez was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Rodriguez’s current whereabouts 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. James Cairns – Diocese of Fresno

Father James Cairns

Diocese of Fresno/Vincentian

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Ordained: 1969

Assignment History:

  • 1970-1971: Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels (San Fernando, CA)
  • 1972-1977: St. Vincent Seminary (Montebello, CA)
  • 1981-1988: Unknown
  • 1989: St. Vincent (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-1993: Unknown
  • 1994-1998: Saint Agnes’ Medical Center (Fresno, CA)
  • 1999-2000: The Catholic Community of Mount Carmel (Fresno, CA) St. Alphonsus (Fresno, CA)
  • 2001: Children’s Hospital (Fresno, CA)
  • 2002-2019: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Cairns:

Fr. James Cairns, a Vincentian priest, has been accused of sexually abusing at least one child from 1971 to 1973. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Cairns was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Records show that Fr. Cairns may be living in Modesto, CA. His status as a priest and whether he has access to children since 2002 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 Fresno 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 Fresno now have legal options due to a temporary change in California 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 toll-free at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. John Ruhl – Diocese of Orange

Father John Ruhl

Diocese of Orange/Vincentian

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Ordained: 1964

Removed: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1965-1966: Unknown
  • 1967-1971: Seminary of Our Lady Queen Of Angels (San Fernando, CA) 1971: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Newell, CA)
  • 1972-1977: St. Vincent Seminary (Montebello, CA)
  • 1978-1979: St. Vincent de Paul (Huntington Beach, CA)
  • 1980-1981: St. Anthony Claret (Anaheim, CA)
  • 1982: Unknown
  • 1983-1987: Mission San Juan (Capistrano, CA)
  • 1988-1991: St. Joseph’s (Placentia, CA)
  • 1992-2001: Inactive Leave

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Fr. John Ruhl:

Fr. John Ruhl, a member of the Vincentian religious order, has been accused of child sexual abuse by at least three people. He was named in two civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse; one from 1972 to 1973 while at St. Vincent Seminary in Montebello, CA, and the other abuse from 1981 to 1982, while serving at St. Anthony Claret in Anaheim, CA.

In 1992, a lawsuit was filed against Fr. Ruhl, the Diocese of Orange, bishops, and other church officials. The lawsuit asked for a temporary restraining order and alleged that Fr. Ruhl physically assaulted a kindergartener at St. Joseph Elementary School in Placentia. Fr. Ruhl attended dinner every Friday night with the family the victim. Shortly after this lawsuit was filed, Fr. Ruhl took a leave of absence.

According to Fr. Ruhl’s priest files that were released in 2013, in 1993 church officials noted that they had given Fr. Ruhl a lie detector test after a previous accusation had come to light and said: “that there was reason to suspect that there had possibly been other inappropriate behaviors.”

Fr. Ruhl was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2019 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Ruhl was also named in the Diocese of Orange’s list of clergy removed from ministry due to a credible allegation of sexual abuse. As of 2016, the Diocese of Orange listed Fr. Ruhl’s status as a “Life of Prayer and Penance.”  Fr. Ruhl’s current whereabouts 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 Orange 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 Orange now have legal options due to a temporary change in California 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.