Catholic Priest

Gabriel Salinas

Ordained: 1916

Father Gabriel Salinas was born in 1892 in Spain, and became a priest in 1909. During most of his 55 years in the priesthood, he was American superior of the Augustinian Recollect Fathers. In 1925, while assigned to a church in Omaha, Neb., he was driving a car that struck and killed an 11-year-old boy, according to newspaper stories included in his file. He was cleared of any wrongdoing and even officiated at the funeral Mass of his young victim. In 1957, he was transferred from Omaha to be pastor of Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Atwater, He was accused of molestation from 1958-60, according to a report by the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Salinas died in 1972.

Father Salinas's Assignments

Cristo Rey Catholic Church Los Angeles1962..1972