Fr. John V. Farris – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John Farris (Cong. of the Mission/Vincentians)

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1949

Died: 2003

Assigned as follows:

  • 1950                St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, CA)
  • 1951-1954      Los Angeles College (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1955-1957      Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels (San Fernando, CA)
  • 1958-2003      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Farris:

Father John Farris was ordained a Vincentian priest in 1949. He attended St. John’s seminary in Kansas City and worked in nine Missouri parishes multiple parishes, as well as in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Throughout his career, he was challenged with serious issues with alcoholism.

According to media reports, in 2003, he was named in a lawsuit alleging he sexually abused a child from 1951 to 1954 while he served as a teacher at Queen of Angels Seminary. He died later that year.

In September 2013, his personnel file was released. His name appeared on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. In April 2019, his name also appeared on the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse. In December 2021, his name was added to the Vincentians Western Province List.

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