Fr. Virgilio Elizondo

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

Accused in a lawsuit filed 5/22/15 of the sexual abuse of a teenage boy in 1983 in San Antonio. The accuser said Elizondo kissed and fondled him after he told Elizondo that former seminarian and then-Rev. Jesus Armando Dominguez had sexually abused him. Elizondo denied abuse. Longtime University of Notre Dame professor, known as founder of Latino theology in the U.S. Still in ministry 6/8/15. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound 3/14/16. On San Antonio archdiocese’s list 1/31/19.

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