Fr. John O’Byrne – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 29, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John O’Byrne

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1961

Died: 2016

Assignment History:

  • 1961-1963: St. Jane Frances (Hollywood, CA)
  • 1963-1965: St. Lawrence Martyr (Redondo Beach, CA)
  • 1965-1966: Immaculate Conception (Monrovia, CA)
  • 1966-1968: Mission San Juan (Capistrano, CA)
  • 1968-1972: Nativity (Torrance, CA)
  • 1972:           Precious Blood (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1972-1976: St. Anthony of Padua (Gardena, CA)
  • 1976-2016: St. Catherine Laboure (Torrance, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John O’Byrne:

Fr. John O’Byrne was ordained a priest in 1961 who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 54 years. He served at St. Catherine Laboure for 36 years, and was pastor there for 25 years before his retirement in 2012.

According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1965 to 1966 while serving at Immaculate Conception in Monrovia, California. He has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. O’Byrne’s name was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2005 Addendum list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. He died in 2016.

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