Fr. Joseph F. Sharpe

Fr. Joseph F. Sharpe

1943: Ordained

1943-1944: Holy Name, Los Angeles, CA

1944: Transfiguration, Los Angeles, CA

1944-1946: U.S Navy chaplain

1946: Visitation, Los Angeles, CA

1946-1948: St. Agnes, Los Angeles, CA

1949-1950: U.S Navy

1951: Our Lady of Victory, Compton, CA

1951-1952: Catholic University, Washington D.C.

1952: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Los Angeles, CA

1952-1953: Catholic Girls School, Los Angeles, CA

1953-1954: Pius X High School, Downey, CA; St. Emydius, Lynwood, CA

1955: U.S Navy Tour of Duty

1956-1959: Unknown

1960: Superintendent of Schools, Los Angeles, CA

1960-1964: Christ the King, Los Angeles, CA

1964-1975: Santa Clara, Oxnard, CA

1974-1975: Removed from pastorate

1976: Incardinated into Diocese of Orange

1976-1977: St. John the Baptist, Costa Mesa, CA

1978-1998: St. John Vianney, Balboa Island, CA

1999: Died

Notes: At least two survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Msgr. Joseph F. Sharpe between approximately 1958 and 1964. In 1971, a survivor wrote to Archbishop Manning and alleged that his confessor Msgr. Sharpe sexually abused him while he was a junior in high school. The Archdiocese personnel board forced Msgr. Sharpe to resign in 1973 for “various personal problems” and undisclosed “job performance issues.” Shortly after his forced resignation, he was incardinated in 1976 into the Diocese of Orange. Msgr. Sharpe was named in a 2003 civil lawsuit. Msgr. Sharpe was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

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