Fr. Clive Lynn

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

From Ireland. Dismissed from seminary in Scotland, accepted into seminary in the Diocese of Austin TX in 1968. Very involved with catechetical and CYO groups. “Clashed” with priests, then was recommended for and accepted into the Santa Fe diocese, where he was ordained in 1969. Multiple complaints by individuals and social services of abuse by Lynn, with subsequent transfers by Archbishop Sanchez. Privileges revoked in 1986. In 1989 the Archdiocese of Santa Fe paid a $554K settlement to one person claiming abuse in the late 1970s. Four civil suits were filed in 1994 alleging abuse of altar boys in the early 1980s. Per the suits, Lynn was no longer a priest and no longer in the United States. He left for Great Britain after 1989. Lawsuit filed in 11/14 by a Las Vegas man claiming abuse as a boy by Lynn in 1977. On Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 6/24/19.


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