Fr. Philip Mark Wolfe

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Convicted in 1989 of abuse of a boy. Sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation. Died by suicide in 1994. Named in Los Angeles archdiocesan report with three accusers and incidents 1975-89. A 1991 civil suit settled 1992. He was at St. Anthony Seminary. A man sued Franciscans of CA in 2001 alleging that he was abused as a minor by Wolfe in 1982 in Portland, OR when Wolfe visited his family. Suit was settled 5/02 for $10K. Named as abuser in two suits filed fall 2009. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19. It notes allegations of the sex abuse of minors 1978-86 received 1988, 1993 and 2009, and that he left the order in 1991.


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