Fr. Fergus Lawless – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 16, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Fergus Lawless

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Capuchin)

Ordained: 1933

Died: 1961

Assignment History:

  • 1934-1951: Our Lady of Angels (Burlingame, CA)
  • 1952-1961: St. Lawrence of Brindisi (Los Angeles, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Fergus Lawless:

Fr. Fergus Lawless, a native of Ireland, was ordained a Capuchin priest in 1933, and served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, in 2004, he was accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually abusing a child from 1952 to 1953 at St. Lawrence of Brindisi in Los Angeles. Fr. Lawless was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. The Archdiocese’s list states that Fr. Lawless is a Franciscan priest, but he is listed as a Capuchin priest in the Official Catholic Directory.

Fr. Lawless died in 1961.

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