Fr. Albert Duggan – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Aug 26, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Albert Duggan

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1932

Died: 1979

Assigned as follows:

  • 1932-1933      St. Cecilia’s Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1934-1935     Christ the King Parish (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1936-1939      Holy Cross Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1940-1941      St. Mary’s Church (Santa Maria, CA)
  • 1942-1943      St. Brendan’s Parish (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1944               St. John’s Church (Inglewood, CA)
  • 1945-1947      St. Joseph’s Parish (Pomona, CA)
  • 1948               Our Lady of Victory Church (Compton, CA)
  • 1949-1950      St. Isadore Church (Los Alamitos, CA)
  • 1951-1952      Military Chaplain
  • 1953-1976      St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church (Azusa, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Albert Joseph Duggan:

Father Albert Joseph Duggan was ordained a priest in 1932, and served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, serving as a priest for more than 40 years. According to media reports, he was accused in a 2001 report to the Los Angeles police of sexually abusing a 12-year old boy. In November 2003, he was also accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor boy from 1963 to 1967 at the same parish. A third allegation accusing Father Duggan of child sex abuse from 1955 to 1960 at St. Frances was also reported.

In July 2007, the 2001 complainant was included in the $660 million settlement with more than 500 victims of clergy sexual abuse from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In January 2013, Father Duggan’s personnel file “proffer” was released which implied that he was not Father Duggan’s only victim, and that church officials knew he was an abuser.

In 2018, Father Duggan’s name was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of child sexual abuse.

He retired in 1977 and died in 1979.

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