Fr. Michael D. Buckley

Fr. Michael D. Buckley

Ordination: 1955

Notes: Fr. Michael D. Buckley is accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with eight children between approximately 1965 and 1975. In approximately 1959, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles received an anonymous letter requesting that Fr. Buckley be removed due to moral unfitness. In approximately 1983, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles received an anonymous phone message indicating that Fr. Buckley had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with children. In the early 1990s, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles received several more allegations of child sexual abuse against Fr. Buckley. His priestly faculties were reportedly revoked in 1994. In approximately 1995, Fr. Buckley was believed to be residing in the Diocese of San Jose at a Carmelite Monastery. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles released Fr. Buckley’s file in January 2013. Fr. Buckley was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Buckley died in 2007 and is believed to have resided in Woodland Hills, California for approximately 10 years prior to his death. Fr. Buckley’s access to children from 1997 to 2007 is unknown.


1956 Los Nietos, Santa Fe Springs, CA

1957 Visitation, Los Angeles CA

1958-1959 Sacred Heart, Los Angeles, CA

1960-1962 St. Charles Borromeo, North Hollywood, CA

1963-1965 Immaculate Conception, Monrovia, CA

1966 St. Philomena, Carson, CA

1967-1970 St. Francis Hospital, Lynwood, CA

1971-1975 Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana, CA

1976-1977 St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, Lomita, CA

1978 St. Augustine Catholic Church, Culver City, CA

1979-1994 Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Cuyama, CA

1995 Carmelite Monastery, Novitiate, San Jose, CA

1996-1997 Sick Leave

1997 Retired and Admitted to St. John of God Nursing Home, Los Angeles, CA

1997-2007 Unknown

2007 Died

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