Catholic Priest

Edward Fitz-Henry

Ordained: 1985

An Irish native, Edward “Eddie/Ed” Fitz-Henry was removed from the ministry in 2011 following allegations that he had sexually abused a 14-year-old boy in 2006.  The ensuing investigation revealed that church officials were aware of a previous sexual abuse allegation that surfaced in 1992.  The 1992 incident reportedly involved two young brothers, to whom the diocese paid a settlement.  Church records indicate that Fitz-Henry was sent to Servants of the Paraclete—a church-sponsored treatment center for predators in New Mexico—shortly following the 1992 allegations.  Three years later, in 1995, Fitz-Henry was again assigned to active duty as pastor at San Juan Bautista Church and School.

Father Fitz-Henry's Assignments

Special AssignmentMonterey, CA1985..1986
Madonna Del SassoSalinas, CA1986..1988
Cathedral of San Carlos BorromeoMonterey, CA1988..1990
San Carlos Borromeo BasilicaCarmel, CA1990..1993
St. Francis of the RedwoodsBig Sur, CA1990..1993
Servants of the ParacleteJemez Springs, NM1992..1993
San Luis Obispo Old MissionSan Luis Obispo, CA1993..1995
San Juan BautistaSan Juan Batista, CA1995..2005
Madonna Del SassoSalinas, CA2005..2007
San Juan BautistaSan Juan Bautista, CA2007..2011