Fr. Thomas Duffin – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Aug 26, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother Thomas Duffin

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Christian Brothers)

Ordained: N/A

Died: 1999

Assigned as follows:

  • 1963-1965      Edmond Rice Hall (New Rochelle, NY)
  • 1965-1969      Damien Memorial High School (Honolulu, HI)
  • 1969-1972      Brother Rice High School (Birmingham, MI)
  • 1972-1978      Brother Rice High School (Chicago, IL)
  • 1978-1982      St. Patrick’s High School Principal (Vallejo, CA)
  • 1982-1999      St. Laurence High School (Burbank, IL)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Brother Thomas Duffin:

Brother Thomas Duffin joined the Congregation of Christian Bothers in 1961. He served in multiple parishes including in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was principal at St. Patrick’s High School in Vallejo from approximately 1978 to 1982. He also taught religion for 17 years at St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Illinois where he was accused of sexually abusing at least three minor students.

According to media reports, in 2012, the Irish Christian Brothers filed for bankruptcy. In 2013, Br. Duffin was named in three child sexual abuse lawsuits that alleged he sexually abused students while he worked at Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the late 1960s.

Br. Duffin is included in the Christian Brothers’ list of “current, former and deceased brothers who were identified in at least two (2) sexual abuse claims filed as proofs of claim in the bankruptcy matter In re: The Christian Brothers’ Institute, et al.” Br. Duffin died in 1999.

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