Memorial Service for A. W. Richard Sipe



The family of Richard Sipe has announced that a Memorial Service will be held to celebrate his life and achievement. You are warmly invited to celebrate with them. The Memorial Service followed by a reception on-site will take place at:

Newman Center
Catholic Community at University of California, San Diego

September 22, 2018
2:00 p.m.

The Newman Center shares worship space with Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. The address is:

Catholic Community at University of California, San Diego
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego CA 92121

Note to Survivors: The Memorial Service for Richard will be a Catholic Mass, in accordance with his wishes. If you cannot attend the Memorial Service, the family completely respects your decision and hopes that you will join them and other friends of Richard at the reception, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., also at the Newman Center, but not in a religious space.

For more information about the Newman Center Catholic Community at UCSD:


The family has asked that donations in Richard's memory be made to

Website, Tributes, and Obituaries

Celibacy, Sex & the Catholic Church, A. W. Richard Sipe's website

A. W. Richard Sipe, a Leading Expert on Clergy Sex Abuse, Dies at 85, by Sharon Otterman, New York Times (August 9, 2018)  [cache]

A. W. Richard Sipe (1932–2018), by Phil Saviano, Facebook (August 9, 2018)   [with comments]

A. W. Richard Sipe (1932–2018), by Terence McKiernan, (August 9, 2018)

A. W. Richard Sipe, Expert on Celibacy and Clerical Sex Abuse, Dies at 85 in His La Jolla Home, San Diego Union-Tribune (August 10, 2018)

Richard Sipe, Pioneering Expert in Clergy Sexual Abuse, Dies at 85, by Peter Feuerherd and James Dearie, National Catholic Reporter (August 10, 2018)

The Death of Richard Sipe, by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative (August 10, 2018)

Richard Sipe, Leading Expert on Clergy Sex Abuse Dies at 85, La Croix International (August 10, 2018)

Richard Sipe: We Lost a Giant, by David G. Clohessy, SNAP (August 11, 2018)

Richard Sipe Helped Uncover Pattern of Clergy Sex Abuse, by Michael Rezendes, Boston Globe (August 13, 2018)  [cache]

For Richard Sipe, Pattern of Deceit in Celibate Culture Was His Wittenberg, by Jason Berry, National Catholic Reporter (August 13, 2018)

A Spotlight Reporter Remembers Richard Sipe, Who Warned of Sex Abuse Within the Catholic Church, Mike Rezendes interviewed by Evan Horowitz, produced by Zoë Mitchell, WBUR (August 13, 2018)

Richard Sipe Tried to Warn Us – But No One Was Listening, by Kathy Schiffer, National Catholic Register (August 16, 2018)

Richard Sipe, National Expert on Clergy Sex Abuse, Dies at 85, by Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune (August 17, 2018)

A. W. Richard Sipe, Researcher, Expert on Clergy Sex Abuse, Dies at 85, Catholic News Service (August 18, 2018)

A Heroic Ex-Priest Immortalized in Spotlight Uncovered Years of Catholic Abuse and Cover-Ups. In Death, He Has Been Vindicated, by Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times (August 29, 2018)

Sipe: Sex, Lies, and the Priesthood, by Joe Cultrera, Zingerplatz Pictures (clip from the forthcoming documentary)



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