Br. Mark Liening – Diocese of Oakland

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother Mark Liening

Diocese of Oakland/Franciscans

Ordained: N/A

Died: 1985

Assignment History:

  • 1941: Immaculate Conception (San Diego, CA)
  • 1941-1942: Old Mission (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1942: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1942-1943: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1943: St. Joseph’s Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1943-1944: St. Mary’s, (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1944-1945: Immaculate Conception (Provo, UT)
  • 1945: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1945-1947: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1947-1948: St. Francis (Spokane, WA)
  • 1948-1949: Greek Rite Franciscan Commissariat (New Canaan, CT)
  • 1949-1950: Sybertsville Monastery (Sybertsville, PA)
  • 1950-1951: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1951-1953: St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)
  • 1955-1957: Holy Family (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1957-1962: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)
  • 1962-1964: St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)
  • 1964: St. Boniface (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1964-1966: St. Mary’s (Phoenix AZ)
  • 1966-1968: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1968-1969: (Ensenada, MEXICO)
  • 1969-1970: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1970: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Fresno, CA)
  • 1970-1972: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1972-1974: Old Mission (San Luis Rey, CA)
  • 1974-1979: St. Mary’s (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1979-1985: St. Francis de Paula (Tularosa, NM)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Mark Liening:

According to media reports, in May 2019, Br. Mark Liening’s name appeared on the Franciscan Friars of Santa Barbara’s list of friars credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. It noted an allegation reported in 2007 of the sexual abuse of a minor from 1943-1944. At the time of the alleged abuse, Liening was assigned to St. Mary’s in Phoenix, Arizona.

Liening’s name appeared on the Diocese of Oakland’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in 2019. His name also appeared on the Diocese of Las Cruces’ list (misspelled Leining) in June of 2019 and on the Diocese of Phoenix list.

Liening died in 1985.

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