Fr. Francis J. Ford – Diocese of Oakland

| Dec 7, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Francis J. Ford

Diocese of Oakland

Ordained: 1951

Died: 1985

Assigned as follows:

  • 1952-1953: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)
  • 1954-1959: U.S. Air Force
  • 1960: St. Anthony’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1961-1962: St. Elizabeth’s (Oakland, CA)
  • 1963-1964: Ascension (Portland, Oregon)
  • 1965-1966: St. Paul of the Shipwreck (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1967-1968: St. Luke’s (Woodburn, Oregon)
  • 1969: St. Apollinaris (Napa, CA)
  • 1970-1972: St. Rose’s (Santa Rosa, CA)
  • 1973: St. John the Baptist (Napa, CA)
  • 1974-1976: Napa State Hospital (Napa, CA)
  • 1977-1985: Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis J Ford:

Fr. Francis J Ford, (aka John E. Ford) began his career in 1951 in Oakland, served in the U.S. Air Force and was posted as a priest in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Portland, OR, and Astoria, OR. According to media reports, in May 2002, he was accused of repeatedly molesting a 12-year old altar boy over a period of approximately two years, starting in the early 1960s. The abuse allegedly took place in Portland, where he was a parish priest at Ascension, and during a trip to the Seattle World’s Fair.

In a press release, the victim said, “I have been freed from my silence by the courage of the other men and women who have come forward to disclose their abuse by a priest.”

Ford died at the Old Santa Barbara Mission in 1985.

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