Fr. Leonard A. Abercrombie

Fr. Leonard A. Abercrombie

Ordination: 1946

Notes: According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, at least two survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Leonard A. Abercrombie in approximately the 1970s. In 1993, a survivor wrote a letter to Pope John Paul II alleging Fr. Abercrombie sexually abused him from approximately 1953 to 1957, beginning when he was seven years old. Fr. Abercrombie has been named in at least two child sexual abuse lawsuits, one filed in 2003 in California and the other filed in 2005 in Colorado. Claims against Fr. Abercrombie were included in the Archdiocese of Denver’s 2008 settlement with several survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Fr. Abercrombie was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.


1946-1950 St. Francis de Sales, Denver, CO

1950-1953 Chaplain, U.S. Air Force, Los Angeles, CA

1953 St. Therese, Aurora, CO

1953-1956 St. Anthony, Hugo, CO

1956-1962 Sacred Heart, Roggen, CO

1962-1964 St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, Baker City, OR

1964-1966 All Saints, Denver, CO

1966-1969 St. Peter, Kremmling, CO

1969-1972 Chaplain, St. Anthony Hospital, Denver, CO

1972-1993 Chaplain, Veterans Affairs Research Hospital, Mission Hills, CA

1994 Died

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