Final Addendum to the
Report to the People of God
BishopAccountability.org discovered this document on the website of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It lists 49 "names of clergy from a follow up review of Archdiocesan files, and names of clergy involved in Clergy I litigation which were not previously posted." The list includes 24 names of accused priests not previously known.
In a letter to Archbishop Gomez, this organization urged him to make public the allegations against the priests and brothers, as well as their career histories. Such information has been provided by the archdiocese when they released lists of names in the past. We also expressed concern that this list, which has apparently existed since October 2008, has not been made public in a proper way, and that children have been put at risk as a result.
The PDF properties of the document show that it was created and presumably posted on January 31, 2013. No announcement was made by the archdiocese of the document's publication, although it is clearly related to the archdiocese's release on the same day of clergy files, under the nonmonetary terms of the 2007 settlement. Archbishop Gomez did not mention the release of the Final Addendum in his January 31, 2013 letter.
This release of names is momentous. Perhaps only when Cardinal Keeler of Baltimore released his list on September 25, 2002, have so many names of accused priests come into the public domain by a bishop's actions. On several occasions, bishops have been compelled to release names by survivors' nonmonetary conditions in a bankruptcy proceeding (e.g., Bishop Kettler in Fairbanks) or by a grand jury report (Cardinal Rigali, who removed 21 priests in Philadelphia), but Archbishop Gomez' release of 24 new names is a remarkable and disturbing development.
The release of the names was first reported in L.A. Archdiocese Adds Priests' Names to Abuse List, by Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times (2/13/13).
Below we provide links to the so-called Final Addendum, the previous reports issued by the Los Angeles archdiocese, and our letter to Archbishop Gomez. Then we begin to provide assignment histories for the 24 "new" priests on the list.
• Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God (created 1/31/13; dated 10/08)
• Report to the People of God (2/17/04)
• Errata Notices 1 2 3
• Addendum to the Report to the People of God (10/12/05 and 11/15/05)
• Appendix and Errata to the Report to the People of God (10/15/06)
• BishopAccountability.org Letter to Archbishop Gomez (2/12/13)
• Lists of Accused Priests That Have Been Released by Bishops
The 49 Priests Listed in the Final Addendum, Including 24 Names Made Public for the First Time
1. Bouska, Jerome
2. Cunningham, Christopher
3. Farrell, Terrence
4. Feeney, John J.C.
5. Grasha, Donald
6. Higson, John
7. Hollinger, William
8. Hurley, Daniel
9. Newell, Jeffrey
10. O'Brien, Kenneth
11. Perez Carilla, Antonio
12. Rodriguez Macal, Saul
13. Sanchez, Jose
14. Sintef, Michael
15. Ugarte, Jose
Note: Names that were not public previously are highlighted.
1. Alonso, Jose
2. Arias, Andres
3. Corcoles, Candido
4. De Otero, Roberto
5. Feeney, John Patríck
6. Hollenbach, Frank
7. Ilagan, Jose Medrano
8. Jablonowskí, Anthony
9. Lopez Lopez, Fernando
10. McCarthy, Kevin
11. Power, Vincent
12. Riebe, Loren
13. Robinson, James
14. Savarianandam, Arulappan
1. Boley, Robert, OCarm.
2. Chandler, David, CSP
3. Chong, Bro Damien, OCarm
4. Deehr, Anselm, ST
5. Eslava, Bro Joseph, CMF
6. Finn, William, OCarm
7. Kain, Steven, OFM
8. Koerner, Robert, OMI
9. McAsey, Joseph, SJ
10. McKeon, Martin, OFM
11. Moreno, Kolbe, OPraem
12. Pereira, Anthony, SDB
13. Puthenkandam, Joseph, CMI
14. Shelton, Charles, OFM
15. Stiechen, Raymond, SDB
16. Su, Stanislaus, CSJB
17. Sweeney, Francis, CSP
18. Villoria, Luis, CMF
19. Wert, William, OCarm
20. Wood, William, SJ
We are working on assignment histories for all the "new" accused priests listed in the Final Addendum and others whose assignments have not yet been established.
The introduction to the Final Addendum states that the list "includes names of clergy from a follow up review of Archdiocesan files, and names of clergy involved in Clergy I litigation which were not previously posted." This webpage does not state or imply that individuals whose assignments are presented here are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements.
We will be posting additional assignment histories. Please refresh this page to see the latest additions.
Rev. Jerome A. Bouska
1956-1962 St. Stephen’s, Monterey Park, Parish with school
1962-1965 St. Robert Bellarmine, Burbank, Parish with school
1965-1966 St. Peter’s, Los Angeles
1966-1971 St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Los Angeles, Parish with school
Early 1970s Cathedral High School, Los Angeles Chaplain
1971-1974 St. Bernard’s, Los Angeles, In residence
1974-2000 St. Helen’s, South Gate, Parish with school (Pastor 1977-2000)
2000-2001 Whereabouts unknown; not indexed in 2001 Directory
2001-2010 St. Basil's, Los Angeles, Retired
1963-1974 Defender of the Bond
1972-1993 Judge, Archdiocesan Tribunal
1993-2009 Defender of the Bond
Bouska is missing from the Official Catholic Directory in 2001. He re-appears in the 2002 Directory, with a new status (retired), a new residence (St. Basil), and new housemates, most notably Msgr. Terrence Richey, longtime Mahony aide and handler of accused priests.
Rev. Christopher Cunningham
1989-1990 St. Mary's, Palmdale, Parish with school
Not indexed after the 2006 Directory.
1990-1994 St. Christopher's, West Covina, Parish with school
1994-1998 St. Mary's, Palmdale, Parish with school
1998-2001 St. Lawrence Martyr, Redondo Beach, Parish with school
2001-2004 St. Louise de Marillac, Covina, Pastor, Parish with school
2004-2006 Our Lady of the Assumption, Ventura
Rev. Terence J. Farrell
1992-1994 Our Lady of Lourdes, Northridge
1994 St. John Vianney, Hacienda Heights
Note: Arrested 9/9/1994 on suspicion of sexual battery of an 18-year-old.
See articles 1 2.
Rev. John J.C. Feeney
1955-1957 Holy Trinity, San Pedro, Parish with school
Feeney died on January 16, 2004.
1957-1961 St. Pius V, Buena Park, Parish with school
1961-1966 Holy Family, Artesia, Parish with school
1966-1968 U.S. Army Chaplain
1968-1969 On duty outside the archdiocese
1969-1971 St. Genevieve's, Van Nuys, Parish with school and HS
1971-1973 St. Helen's, South Gate, Parish with school
1973-1983 Our Lady of the Valley, Canoga Park, Pastor, Parish with school
1983-1987 Not indexed in the Directory
1987-1989 Sts. Felicitas & Perpetua, San Marino, In residence, Parish with school
1989-1993 Annunciation, Arcadia, "Senior Priest"/retired
1993-2004 Nazareth House, Los Angeles
Rev. Donald F. Grasha
1984-1986 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Downey, Parish with school
1986-1988 Our Lady of Lourdes, Tujunga, Parish with school
1988-1989 Sick Leave
1989-1990 Not indexed in the 1990 Directory, not in diocesan pages
1990-1994 Santa Teresita Hospital, Duarte
1994-1997 Sacred Heart, Ventura, Parish with school
1997-1998 St. Catherine Laboure, Torrance, Parish with school
1998-1999 St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Lomita, Parish with school
1999-2008 St. Luke the Evangelist, Temple City, Parish with school
Not indexed in 2009, 2010, and 2011 Official Catholic Directories
In 1998-1999, Grasha lived and worked at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque with Rev. Sean Cronin,
an accused priest whose file was released in January 2013 and who was laicized in 2011.
Rev. John Higson
1980-1984 St. Gregory the Great, Whittier, Parish with school
1984-1991 Our Lady of the Rosary, Paramount, Parish with school
1991-1993 Holy Spirit, Los Angeles, Parish with school
1993-1994 Not indexed in the 1994 Directory, not listed in its diocesan pages
1994-1999 St. John Neumann (Hispanic), Santa Maria, Parish with CCD classes
1997-1998 Santa Clara, Oxnard
1999-2001 Sick Leave
Not listed in the 2002-2009 Directories.
Rev. William Hollinger
1946-1951 St. Timothy's, Los Angeles
Hollinger died on October 18, 1988.
1951-1954 St. Philip the Apostle, Pasadena, Parish with school
1954-1962 St. Catherine Laboure, Torrance, Parish with school
1962-1966 St. Matthew's, Long Beach
1966-1969 Our Lady of Fatima, San Clemente, Pastor, Parish with school
1969-1975 St. Philip Neri, Lynwood
1975-1988 St. Cyprian's, Long Beach/Lakewood, Pastor, Parish with school
Rev. Saul David Rodriguez Macal
Ordained 1966, apparently in El Salvador
1982-1984 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Los Angeles, Parish with a school
1984-1988 St. Cecilia’s, Los Angeles, Parish with a school
1988-1991 San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pastor and sole priest
1991-1993 Sick Leave (St. Joseph’s in LA, see below)
Note: Rodriguez is identified as a priest from El Salvador in the 1982-1984 Directories. The rectory for the Our Lady of Guadalupe church where he worked is at 4018 Hammel Street. Middle name David is first given in 1989 Directory. In the 1992 Directory’s LA Sick Leave list of 24 priests, 7 are now known to be accused, including Rodriguez. The 1993 Directory is unique in providing phone numbers for priests on sick leave. The number given for Rodriguez is 213-748-5394, which is the number for St. Joseph’s church, a Franciscan community where Rev. Alan McCoy OFM was the superior.
Msgr. Kenneth R. O'Brien, J.C.D.
1940-1941 St. Brendan's, Los Angeles
1941-1946 St. Bernard’s, Los Angeles, Parish with a school
1946-1949 Catholic University, Washington DC, Obtained canon law degree
1949-1954 Holy Name of Jesus, Los Angeles With parish school
1954-1955 Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Los Angeles, Parish with a school
1955-1962 St. Ann's, Los Angeles, Pastor and sole priest
1960 Named monsignor
1962-1966 St. Peter’s, Los Angeles, Pastor beginning in 1965
1966-1967 St. Mark’s, Venice, Pastor, Parish with a school
1967-1971 Divine Saviour, Los Angeles, Pastor, Parish with a school
1971-1976 Retired but remains active in Archdiocesan Tribunal
1976-1987 Special Assignment
1987-1988 Not indexed in the 1988 Directory
1989-1999 Retired but still active in Archdiocesan Tribunal
A canon lawyer, O’Brien was prominent in the archdiocese. Early in his career, he was vice-chancellor (1953-1955), and for most of his priesthood, from 1949 to 1999, he occupied key positions in the archdiocesan tribunal, sometimes called the matrimonial court. From 1974 to 1984, he was the tribunal’s Officialis, or Presiding Judge.
Died November 22, 1999
Note: O'Brien retired from parish work in 1971, at the relatively young age of 60. The Official Catholic Directory records four addresses for him from 1971 to his death in 1999: P. O. Box 3163, Terminal Annex, 90064 (1971-1976 and 1984-1989); 1583 W. 9th St., 90015 (1976-1984 – these were the archdiocesan offices); 130 N. Catalina St Los Angeles 90004 (1989-1993 - this was his private home - see page 4 of this brochure); and St John of God Nursing Home in Los Angeles (1994-1999).
Rev. Jose (Joseph) G. Sanchez
1983-1987 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Los Nietos
1987-1988 St. Camillus De Lellis, Los Angeles
1988-1989 Not indexed in 1989 Directory.
1989-1993 St. Alphonsus, Los Angeles, Parish with a school
1993-1994 Not indexed in 1994 Directory.
1994-2003 St. Philip Neri (Hispanic), Lynwood, Pastor, Parish with a school
Note: At St. Alphonsus, two of the three priests were ultimately accused: Sanchez and also the pastor, Rev. Joseph D. Pina. Sanchez and Pina were the sole priests for half of Sanchez’s time at St. Alphonsus. In the 1996 Directory, the middle initial G. is dropped, but the ’83 ordination year confirms identity. Then in the 1997 Directory, the G. is restored, but Jose is transformed to Joseph. Again, the ’83 confirms the identity, and he is in the same Lynwood parish during these transformations. Two years out of the Directory are
Rev. Michael Sintef
1981-1985 St. John the Baptist, Baldwin Park, Parish with a school
1985-1988 St. Genevieve’s, Van Nuys, In residence, Parish with a school and high school
Note: In 1988 Directory, 3 of the 4 priests at St. Genevieve were ultimately accused: Msgr. John V. Cosgrove, Rev. John W. Wishard, and Sintef. In the 1989 Directory, Sintef is gone and Loomis has arrived. Not listed in 1989-1997 or 2000 Directories.