Fr. James Cairns – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Sep 4, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father James Cairns

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Vincentians)

Ordained: 1969

Assignment History:

  • 1970-1971: Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels (San Fernando, CA)
  • 1972-1977: St. Vincent Seminary (Montebello, CA)
  • 1981-1988: Unknown
  • 1989: St. Vincent (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-1993: Unknown
  • 1994-1998: Saint Agnes’ Medical Center (Fresno, CA)
  • 1999-2000: The Catholic Community of Mount Carmel (Fresno, CA) St. Alphonsus (Fresno, CA)
  • 2001: Children’s Hospital (Fresno, CA)
  • 2002-2019: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Cairns:

Fr. James Cairns was ordained a Vincentian priest in 1969, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he has been accused of sexually abusing at least one child from 1971 to 1973. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Cairns was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. In 2020, his name was included on the Diocese of Stockton Revised list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse, as well, as on the Vincentians Western Province List.

Records show that Fr. Cairns may be living in Modesto, CA., although his status as a priest and whether he has access to children since 2002 are unknown.

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