Catholic Priest

J. Patrick Foley

Ordained: 1973

In 2018, the Diocese of San Diego released a list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse, and this list included Father J. Patrick Foley, who was still in active ministry at the time hosting religious retreats. In 2010, Foley had been accused of the molestation of two young Sacramento boys. The Diocese of Sacramento, in which he had been working since 1991, stripped Foley of priestly faculties in 2015, but Foley had continued to work as a retreat leader, advertising himself as a preacher online.

Father Foley's Assignments

St. MichaelSan Diego, CASep. 1973..Jul. 1974
Our Lady of GraceEl Cajon, CAJul. 1974..Sep. 1974
University High SchoolSan Diego, CASep. 1974..Aug. 1977
St. ThereseSan Diego, CAAug. 1977..Nov. 1977
University of San DiegoSan Diego, CANov. 1977..Sep. 1978
Blessed SacramentSan Diego, CAJun. 1982..Jan. 1983
St. Mary MagdaleneSan Diego, CAAug. 1983..Jul. 1984
St. Francis SeminarySan Diego, CAJul. 1984..Aug. 1990
University of San DiegoSan Diego, CAAug. 1990..Jan. 1991
Leave of absenceJan. 1991..Sep. 1991
Christian Brothers High SchoolSacramento, CASep. 1991..Oct. 1994
Santa Rosa DioceseMay 1998..Aug. 1999
Suspended from ministryJun. 2010
Faculties restoredJan. 2012
Faculties removedAug. 2015