Michael D. Buckley

Ordained: 1955

Michael Buckley was accused of sexual abuse between between 1965-1975 at three different parishes:  Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monrovia, St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church in Lomita.  According to Los Angeles Archdiocese personnel files, eight victims of sexual abuse have come forward against Buckley.  Several victims were abused for a period of five or more years.  The same personnel files reveal numerous complaints from parents — including demands that he be removed from his position — dating back to the mid-1960s. In 1994, Buckley’s faculties were suspended and he was relieved of duties at Immaculate Conception Church, New Cuyama.  Buckley retired in 1997.

Father Buckley's Assignments

St. Pius X Catholic ChurchSanta Fe Springs, California1956..1956
Visitation Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1957
Sacred Heart Catholic ChurchLos Angeles, California1958..1959
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church North Hollywood, California1960..1962
Immaculate Conception Catholic ChurchMonrovia, California1963..1965
St. Philomena Catholic ChurchCarson, California1966
St. Francis Hospital Lynwood, California1967..1970
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Santa Ana, California1971..1975
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic ChurchLomita, California1976..1977
St. Augustine Catholic ChurchCulver City, California1978
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church New Cuyama, California1979..1994
Absent on Sick Leave1996..1997