Catholic Priest

William G. Allison

Ordained: 1948

Rev. William G. Allison is alleged to have sexually abused numerous children over the years dating back to the early 1960s.  Allison was frequently relocated by the church and spent significant time in various diocese located in Arizona, New Mexico, and Louisiana in addition to California.  For example, while assigned to a parish in Flagstaff, Arizona, Allison’s supervisor noted in his personnel file that “at least three young men” have disclosed instances of sexual abuse involving Allison.  Church records also indicate that Allison spent time at a “treatment center” for abusive clergy known at Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.

In 2011, the Monterey Diocese was sued over sexual abuse allegations brought by a man who was abused by Allison in the rectory of San Carlos Church back in 1966.  The abuse persisted for approximately 18 months and occurred when the victim was just nine years old.  Allison was not alive to face the allegations, having died in 1987.

Father Allison's Assignments

Sick Leave1948..1949
Mater DolorosaPlauchville, LA1949..1952
St. Francis de SalesEcho, LA1952..1955
Does not appear in directories1955..1957
St. Joseph CathedralSan Diego, CA1957..1958
Sick Leave, spent time as a patient at Servants of the ParacleteJemez Springs, NM1958..1963
Our Lady of GuadalupeFlagstaff, AZ1960..1961
Immaculate ConceptionLos Angeles, CA1963..1964
St. Joseph'sCapitola, CA1964..1966
ResurrectionAptos, CA1964..1966
Sacred HeartFresno, CA1966..1969
Sacred HeartAvondale, CO1969..1973
St. Joseph'sHuerfano, CO1969..1973
St. William'sBoone, CO1969..1973
Cathedral of San Carlos BorromeoMonterey, CA1971..1975
Annunciation Stephen Place, CA1971..1975
Monterey Peninsula College Newman CenterMonterey, CA1971..1975
Our Lady of FatimaMonroe, LA1973..1975
Christ the KingBossier City, LA1975..1983
Mary, Queen of PeaceCaplis, LA1975..1983
Mary, Queen of the Holy RosaryDoyline, LA1975..1983
Barksdale Air Force BaseBossier City, LA1975..1977
St. Francis Xavier CathedralAlexandria, LA1983..1987