Fr. William Hollinger – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 15, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father William Hollinger

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1946

Died: 1988

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946-1951     St. Timothy’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1951-1954     St. Philip the Apostle (Pasadena, CA)
  • 1954-1962     St. Catherine Laboure (Torrance, CA)
  • 1962-1966     St. Matthew’s (Long Beach, CA)
  • 1966-1969     Our Lady of Fatima (San Clemente, CA)
  • 1969-1975     St. Philip Neri (Lynwood, CA)
  • 1975-1988     St. Cyprian’s (Long Beach/Lakewood, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father William Hollinger:

Father William Hollinger was ordained a priest in 1946, who served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, his name was quietly added, along with 24 others, to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2013 Final Addendum of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. It noted an allegation was reported in September 2018, that he repeatedly sexually abused a girl, including rape, while he was serving at St. Catherine Laboure  in Torrance from 1954 to 1958, when the girl was age 7.

His file was released in 2013, after a judge forced the archdiocese to release tens of thousands of pages of secret priest personnel files.

Father Hollinger died in 1988.

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