Fr. Forrest McDonald

Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

One of several religious assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in a civil suit filed in 8/08 which alleged that the Franciscans constituted “an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst.” Abuse allegedly took place in 1960s-70s. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes “The Province has received no allegation involving a minor.”


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