Fr. Patrick O’Dwyer – Diocese of Orange

On Behalf of | Sep 3, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Monsignor Patrick O’Dwyer

Diocese of Orange

Ordained: 1924

Died: 1971

Assigned as follows:

  • 1924                St. Boniface (Anaheim, CA)
  • 1925                St. Mary Star of the Sea (San Pedro CA; St. Agnes, Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1926-1928      St. James (Redondo Beach, CA)
  • 1929-1931      St. Paul’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1932-1934      St. Bernard (Bellflower, CA)
  • 1935-1938      St. Sebastian’s (West Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1939-1947      Holy Name of Jesus (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1948-1971      St. Elizabeth’s (Van Nuys, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Patrick O’Dwyer:

Monsignor Patrick O’Dwyer is a native of Thurles, County Tipperary in Ireland. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1924, who served in the Diocese of Orange. According to media reports, he worked at St. Elizabeth when he allegedly sexually abused an individual in approximately 1959. He has been named in at least one civil lawsuit.

He died in January 1971. He is not the Patrick O’Dwyer currently working in the Archdiocese, who has never been accused of molestation.

Monsignor O’Dwyer was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

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