Fr. Thomas J. Sullivan – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Thomas Sullivan

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1944

Died: 1992

Assigned as follows:

  • 1945:                Unknown
  • 1946-1947:      Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1948-1955:      Manresa Retreat House (Azusa, CA)
  • 1956-1960:      Hiroshima Gakuin High School (Japan)
  • 1961-1963:      University of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1964-1966:      University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1967-1968:      Jesuit Curia (Rome, Italy)
  • 1969:                University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1970-1978:      Newman Center University of Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
  • 1979-1989:      Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-1991:      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Sullivan:

Father Thomas Sullivan was a Jesuit priest ordained in 1944, who served in multiple parishes in Japan, Rome, Hawaii, and in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  According to media reports, in 2002, he was accused of child sexual abuse said to have occurred in 1953 at Loyola High School. Father Sullivan was accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a Loyola High student from 1956-1958. At least one civil lawsuit was filed against him. His name appeared on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

Father Sullivan died in 1992.

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