Fr. J. Patrick Foley
Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA
Named publicly as accused on San Diego diocese’s 9/18 list. San Diego priest, in Northern CA since 1991. Suspended in 7/10, accused of sex abuse of two boys in the Sacramento area. Canonical trial, which ended in 1/11, yielded an “unclear” verdict. Faculties restored 1/12, again removed in 8/15. In 5/17 was offering retreats and spiritual counsel. In 7/18 led a “cluster mission” at a parish in Dubuque IA. Bio on the Oakland diocese’s website in 3/14 said Foley had worked in parishes, campus ministry, administration, and in high schools and colleges as a teacher, and that missions and retreats were his focus since 1995. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19, where he led ” Missions and Parish Retreats 1998-2006.” On Sacramento list 4/30/19. On Oakland diocese’s list in 2019. Foley filed a defamation suit against the San Diego diocese in 9/19. On Stockton’s list, where he worked 10/25-30 2014.
- Diocese of San Diego List 09.14.18
- Diocese of Stockton Revised List 11.12.20
- The Catholic Voice (Oakland) 03.24.18
- San Diego Union-Tribune 09.13.18
- Diocese of San Diego list 09.14.18
- Mercury News 09.16.18
- Diocese of Santa Rosa List 01.12.19
- Diocese of Sacramento List 04.30.19
- Diocese of Oakland List 06.01.19
- Newsweek 09.17.19
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