Fr. Joseph J. Walsh

Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Monsignor. Named publicly as credibly accused by the CO A.G. in its supplemental report released 12/1/20. Among assignments was Director of Catholic Charities. Allegedly sexually abused children, male and female, at Sacred Heart Orphanage in the 1950s. One victim told the bishop in 1969 and the next bishop in 1981. The second bishop told the victim that no one would believe him and that his allegation would hurt the church if it became public. This accuser said the abuse occurred when he was ages 4-8. The second accuser said Walsh abused her at ages 7-13 . She first came forward in 2019. Walsh died 4/29/60.

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