Fr. Gary M. Luiz
Assignments included St. Barnabas in Alameda, CA and St. Edward’s in Newark, NJ (1980-1985). Accused in a civil suit in the early 2000s of abusing a boy at St. Edward’s 1980-1986. The boy’s parents said they complained to St. Edward’s pastor in 1984, but Newark diocesan officials said they did not learn of the abuse until about 1990, and that they placed him immediately on leave. Luiz earned a canon law degree from Catholic University in DC in 1993. He was reportedly sent to a Berkeley, CA monastery by 1995. Per the 2017 Official Catholic Directory, Luiz was working as a canon lawyer in the Diocese of Reno. On the Oakland diocese’s list in 2019. As of 7/2023, Luiz was in residence at Gaspar Mission House in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as noted in the Order’s Atlantic Province’s newsletter.
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