Arizona Priests Accused of Child Sexual Abuse
For decades, numerous courageous survivors have spoken their truth and brought lawsuits related to the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church throughout Arizona. Survivors became plaintiffs in civil lawsuits and together with their attorneys were able to reveal secret Church records through the courts and civil litigation process. These lawsuits resulted in the release and disclosure of identities and histories of sexually abusive clergy and those engaged in sexual misconduct, and the release of documents and information reflecting the knowledge of institutions that covered up sexual abuse and misconduct.
The following list contains the names and, where available, the photos assignment histories and bios of diocesan priests, religious order priests and other religious clerics associated with the Diocese of Phoenix, including those of whom were assigned within, working in, or living in the geographical boundaries of the Dioceses of Tucson and Gallup before the Diocese of Phoenix was formed in 1969, who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.