Fr. Arthur Liebrenz – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

by | Mar 19, 2024 | Catholic Church

Father Arthur Liebrenz

Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Franciscan Friar

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Ordained: 1928

Died: 1992

Assignment History:

  • St. Turibius Parish (Los Angeles, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Arthur Liebrenz

Father Arthur Liebrenz was included on the Franciscan Friars Province of Saint Barbara’s List of those publicly the subject of allegation(s) of child sexual abuse in pending litigation. There is no determination as to the credibility of the claim(s). Fr. Liebrenz died in 1992.

According to his obituary, Arthur Frederick Liebrenz moved from Colorado to California when he was young. Father Arthur, or Padre Arturo Liebrenz, O.F.M., was a Franciscan priest of the Saint Barbara Province of Franciscan Friars. Ordained in 1928, he served at St. Turibius parish in Los Angeles and spoke fluent Spanish. During the 1950s and ’60s, he drove a mobile chapel throughout the San Joaquin Valley of California to minister to the farm workers. His church-on-wheels, which he jokingly called “California’s 22nd Mission,” was a 27-foot trailer pulled by a 1947 Dodge truck, and he used this novel means to bring the Sacraments and preach the Gospel to thousands of workers in remote and far-flung labor camps. He was especially dedicated to helping the migrant workers who often lived in abject poverty. In the 1970s, he served at St. Joseph’s Church in Los Angeles before returning to the friary in Santa Barbara, where he served his later years.

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