Msgr. Michael Higgins

Msgr. Michael Higgins

Ordination: 1964

Notes: Fr. Michael Higgins reportedly worked as a priest in Corona, Riverside, Lake Arrowhead, and Chino during parts of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. In approximately 1980, Fr. Higgins was accused of soliciting sex in a confessional. As a result, in 1982 he was sent to Servants of the Paraclete, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. According to the Diocese of San Diego, he was removed from the priesthood due to an allegation of misconduct. He denied the allegations and unsuccessfully attempted to sue Bishop Maher and other officials in the Diocese of San Diego. Fr. Higgins was believed to be residing in Palm Springs as of 2007.

Assignments:

1964-1965 St. Rose of Lima, Chula Vista, CA

1966-1967 St. Francis, Vista, CA

1968-1970 St. Didacus, San Diego, CA

1971-1972 St. Pius X, Chula Vista, CA

1973-1975 Higher Studies

1976-1978 Our Mother of Confidence, San Diego, CA

1979 Unknown

1980 St. Therese, San Diego, CA

1981 Unknown 1982 Guardian Angels, Santee, CA

1983-1984 On Sick Leave

1985 On Duty Outside the Diocese; St Mary’s, Bird Island, MN

1986-1987 On Duty Outside the Diocese; c/o P.O. Box 87225, San Diego, CA

1988-1991 Unassigned

1992 Disabled

1993 Unassigned

1994-1998 Unassigned; P.O. Box 87225, San Diego, CA

1999 Unassigned

2000-2015 Unknown

2016 Died

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