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The Catholic Diocese of Sacramento released 46 names accused of sexual abuse or misconduct. Here's who they are

About a third of the people identified in the list are deceased. According to the diocese, no one known to have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor is still active in its ministry.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After reviewing nearly 1,500 personnel records, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento released the names on Tuesday of 46 people they say were credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors or young adults. 

About a third of the people identified in the list are deceased, and, according to the diocese, no one known to have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor is still active in its ministry.   According to the diocese, in order for there to be a credible accusation, there must be strong suspicion that a crime or misconduct occurred and that the accused cleric was the one who did it. It is independent of any law enforcement action.

In total, the diocese said there were 130 survivors of sexual abuse.  The information below is all reported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.

Diocesan Priests

Gerardo Beltran Rico 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1957

Ordained: 1982

Status: According to the diocese, he fled to Mexico in December 1991. He was Involuntarily dismissed from priesthood by the Pope in 2008.

Assignments: St. Dominic Parish, Orland; Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento; St. Joseph Parish, Sacramento; St. Anthony Parish, Winters

 

Vincent Brady

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1942

Ordained: 1967

Status: Restricted from ministry in 2002. Retired without faculties in 2004

Assignments: Sacred Heart, Gridley; Our Lady of Lourdes, Sacramento; St. Vincent Ferrer, Vallejo; Holy Spirit, Sacramento; Sacred Heart, Red Bluff; Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento; St. Joseph, Lincoln

James Casey

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1909

Ordained: 1933

Status: Retired in 1974. Died in 1992.

Assignments: St. Patrick, Angels Camp; Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento; Sacred Heart Alturas; Editor of the Superior California Register at St. Joseph, Sacramento and Holy Spirit, Sacramento; St. John the Evangelist, Dunsmuir; Sacred Heart, Red Bluff; St. Anthony, Mt. Shasta; St. Joseph, McCloud; In residence, Scared Heart, Red Bluff

 

Andrew Coffey

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1921

Ordained: 1947 for the Diocese of Meath, Ireland and incardinated in the Diocese of Sacramento in 1953.

Status: Retired 1994. Died in 2010.

Assignments: St. John the Baptist, Chico; St. Anthony, Winters; St. James, Davis; Coordinator of the Charismatic Movement for the diocese

 

Malachy Conway 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1964

Ordained: 1995

Status: Removed from ministry in 1997

Assignments: Holy Rosary, Woodland; Sacred Heart, Red Bluff; St. Peter, Sacramento

RELATED:

Hector Coria

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1969

Ordained: 2011

Status: Pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor in 2014 and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and probation. He was removed from ministry upon receipt of the report and was voluntarily dismissed from priesthood in 2014.

Assignments: Our Lady of the Assumption, Carmichael; St. James, Davis

John Crowley 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1946

Ordained: 1971

Status: Removed from ministry in 1988

Assignments: St. Joseph, Redding; St. John the Baptist, Chico; St. Thomas, Oroville; Newman Center, Chico

 

Rodolfo Delgado

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1952

Ordained: 1982

Status: Removed from ministry in 2006. He was later assigned to life of prayer and penance.

Assignments: St. Joseph, Rio Vista; St. Peter, Dixon; Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento; Sacred, Alturas; St. Peter, Sacramento; Holy Rosary, Woodland; St. Christopher, Galt; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacramento; Sacred Heart, Gridley; St. Philomene, Sacramento

 

Michael Dermody 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1932

Ordained: 1958

Status: Removed from ministry in 1989 after the report was received. He died in 2006.

Assignments: St. Joseph, Auburn; St. Anthony, Mt. Shasta; St. Lawrence, North Highlands; St. Joseph, McCloud; St. Dominic, Orland

 

Thomas Dermody 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1937

Ordained: 1962

Status:  He left the ministry in the diocese in 1992 and was assigned to prison ministry outside the diocese. Retired in 2002 and died in 2017.

Assignments: St. Monica, Willows; St. Peter, Sacramento, St. Patrick, Placerville; St. Anne, Sacramento; All Hallow, Sacramento and part-time chaplain for California Youth Authority; St. John the Baptist, Chico; Immaculate Conception, Downieville

 

William Feeser  

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1948

Ordained: 1977

Status: Retired July 2010. Died in 2012.

Assignments: Our Lady of the Assumption, Carmichael; St. James, Davis; St. Joseph, Sacramento (in residence); Teacher at Jesuit High School; St. Robert, Sacramento (in residence); All Hallows, Sacramento (in residence); Chaplain at Sacramento Juvenile Hall; Teacher at St. Francis High School; Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sacramento; Sacred Heart, Red Bluff and Mercy High School, Red Bluff; St. Mary, Vacaville; Chaplain at UC Davis Medical Center

 

Oscar Figueroa 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1964

Ordained: 2000

Status: Faculties removed in 2008 after receipt of report, however, they were temporarily restored after a preliminary investigation in 2009. A more thorough investigation saw him removed from ministry in 2009.

Assignments: St. Vincent, Ferrer, Vallejo; Graduate Studies in Rome; Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento and Pastoral Center; Our Lady of Lourdes, Sacramento

 

Francisco Javier Garcia

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1939

Ordained: Ordained in 1970 as a priest in the Diocese of Acapulco. Incardinated in Diocese of Sacramento in 1989.

Status: According to the diocese, he fled to Mexico after criminal warrants were issued for his arrest in 1995. He was removed from the ministry in 1995 after the report was received and involuntarily dismissed from priesthood by the Pope in 2007.

Assignments: St. Joseph, Rio Vista; St. Therese, Isleton; St. Anthony, Walnut Grove; St. Pius X Seminary, Galt, Recalled by bishop to Mexico; Holy Rosary, Woodland; Our Lady of Lourdes, Colusa; Sacred Heart, Williams

 

RELATED:

John Hannan

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1929

Ordained: 1955

Status: Retired in 2004. His faculties were removed in 2011. He died in 2017.

Assignments: Immaculate Conception, Sacramento; Holy Family, Citrus Heights; St. Patrick, Sonora; St. Joseph, Marysville; Presentation Parish, Sacramento; Sacred Heart, Susanville; Our Lady of the Assumption, Carmichael; Sacred Heart, Alturas; St. Paul, Sacramento; Corpus Christi, Tahoe City; U.S. Navy chaplain, Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato; St. Patrick, Placerville; St. Peter, Dixon; Immaculate Conception, Sutter Creek; Holy Family, Weed; St. Joseph, Rio Vista; St. Philomene, Sacramento

 

David Hernandez Cota

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1942

Ordained: Ordained in 1980 as a priest of the Diocese of Sacramento. He was excardinated from Sacramento and incardinated into Diocese of Nuevo Casas, Mexico in 1985.

Status: Left Diocese of Sacramento in 1985 and incardinated in Diocese of Nuevo Casas, Mexico. His last known location is unknown.

Assignments: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacramento (seminarian), St. Joseph, Sacramento; St. Joseph, Rio Vista & St. Anthony, Walnut Grove; St. Rose, Roseville; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacramento

 

Francisco Hernandez-Tovar

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1948

Ordained: 1980

Status: Removed from ministry in 2008 after receiving the report and retired.

Assignments: Our Lady of Lourdes, Colusa; Our Lady of the Assumption, Truckee; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacramento; St. Peter, Sacramento; St. Joseph, Rio Vista (in residence); St. Catherine of Siena, Vallejo; St. Paul, Sacramento; St. John Vianney, Rancho Cordova; St. Isidore, Yuba City

 

William Hold

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1933

Ordained: 1977

Status: Died in 2012. His faculties were removed in 1998 after the report received.

Assignments: St. Philomene, Sacramento (Diaconate); Holy Rosary, Woodland; Lived in Sacramento (unassigned between 1979-1981, 1982-1983); St. Patrick High School, Vallejo; GTU in Berkeley for studies; California Correctional Center (Susanville); Immaculate Conception, Corning; St. Charles, Sacramento; St. John, Dunsmuir & St. Joseph, McCloud; St. Joseph, Yreka

 

Michael Lynch

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1926

Ordained: 1952

Status: Retired 1993. Died in 1993.

Assignments: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacramento, Broderick; St. Philomene, Sacramento; St. John the Baptist, Chico and Chico State Newman Center

 

James Mennis 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1938

Ordained: 1962

Status: Died in 2014. After the diocese received  the misconduct report, Mennis joined the U.S. Navy as a chaplain and served 30 years with incident. His faculties were removed in 2014.

Assignments: St. Basil, Vallejo; Holy Spirit, Sacramento; Assistant Director of CYO

 

Vito Mistretta 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1917

Ordained: 1942

Status: Retired 1990. Died in 2009.

Assignments: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento; Saint Rose, Roseville; Holy Family, Citrus Heights

 

Jorge Moreno 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1943

Ordained: 1970

Status: Fled to Mexico while criminal charges were pending. He was removed from ministry in 1995 and died in 2014.

Assignments: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacramento; St. Basil, Vallejo; St. John the Baptist, Chico; St. Peter, Dixon; St. Mary, Vacaville; Holy Rosary, Woodland

 

Uriel Ojeda 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1979

Ordained: 2007

Status: Pleaded no contest to sexual molestation of a minor in 2013 and was sentenced to eight years in prison. He’s currently serving his prison sentence.

Assignments: Holy Rosary, Woodland; Our Lady of Mercy, Redding

 

Jose Antonio Pinal 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1952

Ordained: 1980

Status: According to the diocese, he fled for Mexico in 1989 after a report of abuse. His faculties were removed in 1989.

Assignments: Sacred Heart, Gridley; Our Lady of Lourdes, Colusa; St. Anthony, Winters

William Storan  

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1936

Ordained: 1961

Status: Retired without faculties in 2001

Assignments: St. Thomas, Oroville; Our Lady of Assumption, Carmichael; St. Thomas More, Paradise; Sacred Heart, Susanville; St. Basil, Vallejo

 

Simon Twomey

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1944

Ordained: 1970

Status: Retired in 2009, and his faculties were withdrawn in 2018. The diocese restricted him from the ministry.

Assignments: St. John Vianney, Rancho Cordova; Sacred Heart, Sacramento; St. John the Baptist, Chico; Our Lady of Assumption, Carmichael; Leave of absence (1978 - 1981); St. John Vianney, Rancho Cordova; St. Thomas More, Paradise; Holy Family, Citrus Heights; Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sacramento; St. Patrick; Grass Valley; Our Divine Savior, Chico

 

Jose Urbina 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1953

Ordained: 1979

Status: Arrested in 1989 on child molestation charge. According to the diocese, he fled to Mexico while out on bail. He was involuntarily dismissed from priesthood in 2008.

Assignments: St. Isidore, Yuba City; St. Joseph, Marysville; St. Joseph, Sacramento

 

Murrough Wallace 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1936

Ordained: 1960

Status: He retired in 2003 but was temporarily out of retirement from 2009 to 2010. His faculties were withdrawn in 2018.

Assignments: Immaculate conception, Sacramento; St. Charles Borromeo, Sacramento; Our Lady of Lourdes, Colusa; Immaculate Conception, Corning; Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento; Diocesan Director of CYO (Camp Pendola); Bishop Manogue High School; St. John Vianney, Rancho Cordova; St. Theresa, South Lake Tahoe; Our Lady of the Assumption, Carmichael

 

Michael Walsh 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1946

Ordained: 1971

Status: Retired and had his faculties withdrawn in 2006. He was permitted to engage in limited non-sacramental ministry until 2018.

Assignments: St. Joseph, Marysville, St. Thomas the Apostle, Oroville; St. Robert, Sacramento; Chaplaincy at All Hallows, Sacramento and Mercy General/Sutter General & Sutter Memorial Hospital Sacramento; Holy Spirit, Sacramento (in residence); Leave of absence (1985 – 2000); Communications Coordinator for Diocese of Sacramento; St John Vianney, Rancho Cordova (in residence); Leave of absence (2002 – 2006)

Priests from Other Dioceses

 

John Dowling 

Diocesan: Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta; Served in Diocese of Sacramento from 1947 to 1981.

Birth: 1909

Ordained: 1943 for the Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta.

Status: Died in 2000. After a report of child pornography in 1981, his faculties were withdrawn and he was dismissed from the diocese.

Assignments: Holy Rosary, Woodland; Chaplain for the California Youth Authority, San Andrew, CA; St. Mary, Arcata; St. Joseph, Yreka; St. Joseph, Redding; CA Department of Corrections Honor Camp; Chaplain, Boy Scouts; Holy Cross, Tulelake

 

J. Patrick Foley 

Diocesan: Diocese of San Diego

Birth: 1947

Ordained: 1973

Status: Directed to not engage in ministry in 1995. His faculties were formally denied and he was told to withdraw from the diocese in 1997.

Assignments: Christian Brothers High School; Jesuit High School


Priests from Religious Orders

 

Thomas Allender, SJ 

Religious order: Priest of the Jesuit religious order

Birth: Unknown date

Status: Permanently removed from ministry by Jesuit Order

Assignments: Assigned by Jesuit Order to Jesuit High School in Sacramento

 

Mario Blanco Porras, SDB 

Religious order: Salesian religious order

Birth: 1929

Ordained: 1960 as a member of the Salesian religious order

Status: Deceased in 2008. According to the diocese, he was removed from ministry in 1973 due to non-sexual misconduct and ordered to return to Costa Rica. However, the diocese said he refused to go and lived in the Sacramento area for several years and joined a schismatic religious sect. He did not have faculties with the Diocese of Sacramento after 1973.

Assignments: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento; Immaculate Conception, Sacramento; was also part of a Mexican-American apostolate and periodically served at All Hallows, Holy Spirt, St. Peter, and St. Rose in Sacramento

 

Edward Boyle, CSsR 

Religious order: Member of the Redemptorist religious order

Birth: 1912

Ordained: 1939 as a member of the Redemptorist religious order

Status: Died in 1998.

Assignments: Chaplain, Mercy Hospital; St. Patrick, Placerville; St. Joseph, Clarksburg; St. Joseph, Auburn; Holy Rosary, Woodland; St. Thomas More, Paradise

 

David Brusky, SDS 

Religious order: Salvatorian religious order

Birth: 1926

Ordained: 1952

Status: Left the diocese in 1987. Died in 2014.

Assignments: Holy Cross, Bryte (West Sacramento)

 

Robert Casper, SDS 

Religious order: Salvatorian religious order

Birth: 1915

Ordained: 1944

Status: Left diocese in 1986 and had his faculties withdrawn in 1986. He died in 1998.

Assignments: St. Pius X Seminary Annex, Sacramento; St. Pius X Seminary, Galt; Holy Cross, Bryte (West Sacramento); St. Thomas More, Paradise

 

Pablo Cortes, SDB 

Religious order: Salesian religious order

Birth: 1927

Ordained: 1956

Status: Left the diocese in June 1973.

Assignments: Associated Director, Centro del Sancto Rosario, Woodland/Vacaville; Holy Rosary, Woodland

 

Arthur Falvey, SJ 

Religious order: Jesuit religious order

Birth: Unknown

Ordained: Unknown

Status: Died in 1966.

Assignments: He was not assigned by Diocese of Sacramento, but he was assigned St. Ignatius Loyola in Sacramento and Jesuit High School in Carmichael.

 

Jerome Henson, OP 

Religious order: Dominican religious order

Birth: 1947

Ordained: 1977

Status: Permanently removed from ministry and assigned to life of prayer and penance. He was removed from diocese by Dominican in 1981.

Assignments: St. Dominic, Benicia; Chaplain of the National Guard in Benicia; Diocesan Moderator of Teens Encounter Christ

 

Robert Marsicek, SDS 

Religious order: Salvatorian religious order

Birth: 1941

Ordained: 1968

Status: He left the diocese in 2000 and, in 2017, he was sentenced to a one-year prison sentence. He was permanently removed from ministry by the Salvatorian order. The Diocese contacted the Salvatorian Order and Archdiocese of Milwaukee to recommend administrative leave when they received the report in 2012.

Assignments: Divine Savior, Sacramento

 

James Thomas Monaghan, SJ 

Religious order: Jesuit religious order

Birth: 1915

Ordained: 1946

Status: He pleaded guilty in 1992 to a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor and was sentenced to five years of probation, according to the diocese. He died in 2004.

Assignments: St. Ignatius, Sacramento

 

Z. Enrique Perez, CO 

Religious order: Oratorian religious order

Birth: 1938

Ordained: 1961

Status: Retired in 2003. He returned to the Bogota Oratorian community. His faculties were withdrawn after the report was received.

Assignments:  Our Lady of the Assumption, Truckee; Immaculate Conception, Sacramento; Our Lady of Assumption, Truckee; Our Lady of the Lake, Kings Beach

 

Vernon Petrich, SDS 

Religious order: Salvatorian religious order

Birth: Unknown

Ordained: 1980

Status: He was removed from ministry in 1983 and returned to the Salvatorian community in Wisconsin.

Assignments: St. Basil, Vallejo

 

Michael Proulx, OSsT 

Religious order: Trinitarian religious order

Birth: Unknown

Ordained: Unknown

Status: Left diocese in 1959 and is presumed dead.

Assignments: Sacred Heart, Alturas

 

John “Casper” Watts, CP 

Religious order: Passionist religious order

Birth: Unknown

Ordained: Unknown

Status: Left the diocese in 1973.

Assignments: He had no parish assignments, but he was assigned by the Passionist Order to the Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights. He was also believed to have filled in at Sacred Heart Parish in Maxwell and Immaculate Conception Parish in Corning.

 

Permanent Deacons of the Diocese of Sacramento

 

Alejandro Arroyo 

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1925

Ordained: 1991 as a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Sacramento

Status: He was removed from ministry in 2012 and died in 2017.

Assignments: St. Anthony, Winters

 

Jesus Magallanes

Diocesan: Diocese of Sacramento

Birth: 1945

Ordained: 1995 as a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Sacramento

Status: Removed from ministry in 1996.

Assignments: Sacred Heart, Anderson

WHAT THE BISHOP SAYS:  The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento released an edited video Monday, April 29th of Bishop Jaime Soto apologizing for the sexual abuse of children and cover-up. "We failed you. We failed to protect you as children and we failed to tell you the truth as adults," Bishop Soto said.