Benjamin Hawkes

Ordained: 1950

Benjamin Hawkes was the administrative officer and treasurer for the Los Angeles Archdiocese for three decades, a span during which it grew into the largest, most diverse and by some counts wealthiest archdiocese in the nation.  Hawkes died in 1985.   After his death, in 1995, he was accused of abusing two boys from 1973 to 1985.  The abuse victims claimed that Hawkes “lavished them with meals, clothes, travel and money,” according to court records.

Father Hawkes's Assignments

St. Michael Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1951..1952
Archbishop's Residence Los Angeles, California1953..1969
St. Basil Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1970..1985