Fr Mark Liening – Diocese of Phoenix

| Aug 5, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Mark Liening

Diocese of Phoenix

Ordained: N/A (Franciscan)

Died: 1985

Assigned as follows:

  • >1941                 Immaculate Conception (San Diego, CA)
  • >1941 – 1942    Old Mission (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • >1942                 St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • >1942 – 1943    St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • >1943                 St. Joseph’s Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)
  • >1943 – 1944    St. Mary’s, (Phoenix, AZ)
  • >1944 – 1945     Immaculate Conception (Provo, UT)
  • >1945                  St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • >1945 – 1947     St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • >1947 – 1948     St. Francis (Spokane, WA)
  • >1948 – 1949     Greek Rite Franciscan Commissariate (New Canaan, CT)
  • >1949 – 1950     Sybertsville Monastery (Sybertsville, PA)
  • >1950 – 1951     St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • > 1951 – 1953    St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)
  • >1955 – 1957     Holy Family (Pueblo, CO)
  • >1957 – 1962     St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)
  • >1962 – 1964     St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)
  • >1964                  St. Boniface (San Francisco, CA)
  • >1964 – 1966     St. Mary’s (Phoenix AZ)
  • >1966 – 1968     St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • >1968 – 1969     (Ensenada, MEXICO)
  • >1969 – 1970     St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • >1970                  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Fresno, CA)
  • >1970 – 1972      St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • >1972 – 1974     Old Mission (San Luis Rey, CA)
  • >1974 – 1979     St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • >1979 – 1985     St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Mark Liening:

According to media reports, in May 2019, Father Mark Liening’s name appeared on the Franciscan Friars of Santa Barbara’s list of friars credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. It noted an allegation reported in 2007 of the sexual abuse of a minor from 1943-1944. At the time of the alleged abuse, Father Liening was assigned to St. Mary’s in Phoenix, AZ.

He died in 1985.

Father Liening’s name appeared on the Diocese of Oakland’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in 2019. It also appeared on the Diocese of Las Cruces’ list (misspelled Leining) in June 2019.

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