Catholic Priest

Patrick McHugh


On January 2, 2019, the Diocese of Monterey released a list of 30 clergymen who have been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children. ¬†Patrick McHugh was listed by the diocese as a previously accused priest who is now acknowledged to have worked for the diocese when the abuse occurred. ¬†Specifically, the diocese claims that it received reports of sexual abuse involving McHugh in 2002 arising out of incidents occurring in the 1960s. McHugh died in 1979.