Msgr. Kenneth O’Brien – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 25, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Monsignor Kenneth O’Brien

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1940

Died: 1999

Assignment History:

  • 1940-1941:   St. Brendan’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1941-1946:   St. Bernard’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1946-1949:   Catholic University (Washington DC,
  • 1949-1954:   Holy Name of Jesus (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1954-1955:   Cathedral of St. Vibiana (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1955-1962:   St. Ann’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1960:           Named monsignor
  • 1962-1966:   St. Peter’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1966-1967:   St. Mark’s (Venice, CA)
  • 1967-1971:   Divine Saviour (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1971-1976:   Retired but active in Archdiocesan Tribunal
  • 1976-1987:   Special Assignment
  • 1987-1988:   Not indexed in the 1988 Directory
  • 1989-1999:   Retired but still active in Archdiocesan Tribunal

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Msgr. Kenneth O’Brien:

Msgr. Kenneth O’Brien was ordained a priest in 1940, who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a canon lawyer and held multiple church positions from 1949 to 1999  According to media reports, his name was quietly added, along with 23 others to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ January 2013 Final Addendum to the Report to the People of God. It listed two dozen religious leaders with credible allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with minors. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

He died in November 1999.

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