Fr. Gary M. Luiz

Order: CPPS
Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Assignments included St. Barnabas in Alameda, CA and St. Edward’s in Newark, NJ (1980-1985). Accused in a (2003?) civil suit of abusing a boy at St. Edward’s 1980-86. 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.


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