Br. William (LaSalle) Marinan – Diocese of Brooklyn

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother William (LaSalle)


Diocese of Brooklyn/ (Xaverian Brothers)

Joined: 1947

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1951-1957: Holy Name (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1957-1960: Holy Cross (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1960-1962: Leonard Hall (Leonardtown, MD)
  • 1962-1963: St. Teresa’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1963-1968: Holy Cross (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1968-1970: Leonard Hall (Leonardtown, MD)
  • 1970-1974: St. Jerome’s (Hyattsville, MD) 
  • 1974-1990: St. Jude’s (Rockville, MD) 
  • 1990-1991: St. Catherine’s Laboure (Wheaton, MD)
  • 1991-1997: St. Philip the Apostle (Camp Spring, MD)
  • 1998-2010: Our Lady of Grace Church (Silver Spring, MD) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother William (LaSalle) Marinan:

Br. William (LaSalle) Marinan was a member of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier. According to media reports, in 2011, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor in the early 1970s. His ministry was restricted and he was placed on a safety plan in 2011. 

In 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Xaverian Brothers’ list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. 

Marinan died in 2014.

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