Fr. John Lawrence Brennan – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father John Lawrence Brennan

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1932

Died: 1983

Assignment History:

  • 1932-1933: Good Shepherd (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • 1934-1935: Catholic University (Washington, DC)
  • 1936-1939: St. Vibiana’s Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1940-1941: St. Augustine’s (Culver City, CA)
  • 1942-1944: St. John’s Hospital (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1945-1947: Holy Family Church (Glendale, CA)
  • 1948-1951: St. Catherine’s (Catalina Island, CA)
  • 1952-1959: St. Gerard Majella (Culver City, CA)
  • 1960-1979: Saints Peter and Paul (Wilmington, CA)
  • 1980: Unknown
  • 1981-1982: Retired, Saints Peter and Paul (Wilmington, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Lawrence Brennan:

Fr. John Lawrence Brennan was ordained a priest in 1932, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing a child between 1954 and 1956 while he was pastor at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California. The details of the sexual abuse allegations or the victim’s age/gender are unknown.

Fr. Brennan died in 1983. He is listed on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

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