Fr. Philip E. McCrillis – Archdiocese of San Francisco

| Nov 30, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Philip E. McCrillis

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Diocese of San Jose

Died: 2007

Assignment History:

  • 1962-1965: St. Anne’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1966-1969: St. Albert the Great (Palo Alto, CA)
  • 1970-1972: St. Patrick Seminary (Menlo Park, CA)
  • 1973-1976: Newman Club, California State University (San Jose, CA)
  • 1973-1976: Newman Club, San Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
  • 1974: St. Nicholas’ (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1976-1977: St. Nicholas’ (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1978: Unassigned
  • 1979: St. Nicholas’ (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1980-1982: Unknown
  • 1983: Unassigned
  • 1984-1988: St. Nicholas’ (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1989: Unknown
  • 1990: St. Tomas of Canterbury (San Jose, CA)
  • 1991: Special assignment
  • 1992-1996: Holy Spirit (San Jose, CA)
  • 1996-2000: Special assignment (Vicar for Parish, San Jose, CA)
  • 1998-1999: Evangelization Committee
  • 1998-2000: Diocesan Clergy Personnel
  • 1998-2000: Consultation Processes
  • 2000: Long Range Planning
  • 2001-2003: Absent on sick leave
  • 2004: Retired

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Philip E McCrillis:

According to media reports, accusations against Fr. Philip E McCrillis surfaced in 2004 when two sisters filed a civil lawsuit against him, alleging that he had sexually abused them when they were in junior high school at St. Anne’s in San Francisco, California in the 1960s.

McCrillis was reportedly in a relationship with their mother when the alleged abuse began. The two women received a settlement from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and the San Jose Diocese deemed the allegations to be credible. In 2003, McCrillis retired, and in 2004 he was removed from active ministry.

McCrillis died in 2007.

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