Br. John Moriarty – Archdiocese of San Francisco

| Dec 2, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother John Moriarty

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Christian Brothers

Ordained: 1951

Died: 2013

Assignment History:

  • 1952-1968: Unknown
  • 1969-1973: LaSalle Manor (Plano, IL)
  • 1974-1978: Christian Brothers’ Retreat House (St. Helena, CA)
  • 1979-1983: Unknown
  • 1984-1989: California State Polytechnic Institute (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • 1990-1992: St. Mary’s College (Moraga, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother John Moriarty:

Br. John Moriarty, a member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, was accused in a 2003 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy from 1975-1976 while serving at St. Helena retreat house. The boy was a De La Salle senior whose mother had just passed away when Moriarty had just molested him. According to media reports, the case was settled for $1.2M, and it was reported a year later that Moriarty was living at Wounded Brothers Project, a treatment center for troubled clergy.

During his career, Moriarty worked in California, Oregon, and East Africa. Moriarty was publicly named on the Diocese of Santa Rosa’s 2019 list of clergy credibly accused of childhood sexual abuse.

Moriarty died in 2013.

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