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Msgr. William Spain – Diocese of San Diego

Monsignor William Spain

Diocese of San Diego

Ordained: 1956

Removed: 1985

Died: 1993

 

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1956                St. Bernardine’s (San Bernardino, CA)
  • 1956                Sacred Heart (Ocean Beach, CA)
  • 1957-1961      College for Men (San Diego, CA)
  • 1962-1963      University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • 1964-1969      St. Mark (San Marcos, CA)
  • 1970-1984      St. James Church (Solana Beach, CA)
  • 1985-1986      Sacred Heart Church (Coronado, CA)
  • 1987-1993      Retired
  • 1993               Holy Trinity (Honolulu, HI)

 

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Monsignor William Spain:

Monsignor William Spain had a long and distinguished career. He founded St. Mark’s parish in San Marcos and was named a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, an honorary Roman Catholic order. He was the University of San Diego’s first vice president and was a member of its board of trustees from 1973 until 1984.

According to media reports, in 1985, he was accused of having a cocaine addiction and engaging in a six-year sexual relationship with a young man. It was a public scandal and he was sent to a treatment center for three months and was then reassigned to a post in Coronado, California.

He retired in June 1986 due to “ill health” and moved to Hawaii, where he served as an assistant pastor at Holy Trinity Church.

He died in July 1993. 

In March 2007, his name was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

His personnel file released was released in October 2010.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Diego 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 Diego 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 (954) 641-2100 (or toll-free at (888) 283-9922) or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Msgr. William Spain – Diocese of San Bernardino

Monsignor William Spain

Ordained: 1956

Removed:1985

Died: 1993

Assigned as follows:

  • 1956                St. Bernardine’s (San Bernardino, CA)
  • 1956                Sacred Heart (Ocean Beach, CA)
  • 1957-1961      College for Men (San Diego, CA)
  • 1962-1963      University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
  • 1964-1969      St. Mark (San Marcos, CA)
  • 1970-1984      St. James Church (Solana Beach, CA)
  • 1985-1986      Sacred Heart Church (Coronado, CA)
  • 1987-1993      Retired
  • 1993                Holy Trinity (Honolulu, HI)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor William Spain:

Monsignor William Spain had a long and distinguished career. He founded St. Mark’s parish in San Marcos and was named a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, an honorary Roman Catholic order. He was the University of San Diego’s first vice president and was a member of its board of trustees from 1973 until 1984.

According to media reports, in 1985, he was accused of having a cocaine addiction and engaging in a six-year sexual relationship with a young man. It was a public scandal and he was sent to a treatment center for three months and was then reassigned to a post in Coronado, California. He retired in June 1986 due to “ill health” and moved to Hawaii, where he served as an assistant pastor at Holy Trinity Church. He died in July 1993. In March 2007, his name was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.  His personnel file released was released in October 2010.

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.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in San Bernardino, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Bernardino now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.