Fr. James L. Rizer – Diocese of Richmond

| Feb 28, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father James L. Rizer

Diocese of Richmond

Ordained: 1950

Died: 1989

Assigned as follows:

  • Blessed Sacrament (Norfolk, VA)
  • Diocesan Mission Fathers
  • Holy Cross (Lynchburg, VA)
  • Our Lady of Nazareth (Roanoke, VA)
  • Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, (West Point, VA)
  • Saint Bede (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Saint Elizabeth (Richmond, VA)
  • Saint Mary Star of the Sea (Fort Monroe, VA)
  • Saint Patrick (Richmond, VA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James L. Rizer:

According to media reports, in February 2019, Father James L. Rizer’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Richmond’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. He died in 1989. The allegation was reported after his death.

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