Fr. Edward Sheehy – Diocese of San Diego

| Oct 1, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Edward Sheehy

Diocese of San Diego

Ordained: 1940

Died: 1988

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1953-1955 Park Street Center (Boston, MA)
  • 1955-1957: Old St. Mary’s Cathedral (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1957-1959: Missions
  • 1958-1962: Blessed Sacrament Church (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 1962-1963: In Residence (Sick Leave) (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1963-1964: Missions (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1964-1968: St. Paul the Apostle (New York, NY)
  • 1968-1969: St. Peter’s Minor Seminary (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1969-1984: St. Paul the Apostle (New York, NY)
  • 1984-1988: Senior Ministry Status (New York, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Edward Augustine Sheehy:

Father Edward Sheehy was originally ordained in the Diocese of Portland in 1940. He joined the Paulists in 1950, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Diego. According to media reports, in March 2019, he was named publicly as a child sexual abuser by the Paulist order. The allegations of abuse in San Diego between 1955 and 1957 were received in 2003.

His name has also been included on the Baltimore Archdiocese’s 2019 list of credibly accused priests. No further information has been released about the allegations against or the number of victims found.

Father Edward Sheehy died in 1988.

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