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Msgr. Michael A. Harris

 

Ordination: 1972

Notes: Msgr. Michael Harris worked in both the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Orange. In 1994, Msgr. Harris was removed from ministry after being accused of “sexual improprieties” with a child. Msgr. Harris was subsequently accused of sexually abusing a former Mater Dei High School student in 1991. Msgr. Harris has been named in several civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse. According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Msgr. Harris stands accused of abusing at least 12 children. Msgr. Harris was laicized in 2001. He was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Msgr. Harris was also included in the Diocese of Orange’s list of clergy removed from ministry resulting from a credible allegation of sexual abuse. As of 2014, it is believed Msgr. Harris was living in Riverside, CA. Msgr. Harris’ current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Assignments:

1973-1974 Immaculate Conception, Monrovia, CA

1975 St. Philip Neri, Lynwood, CA

1976-1977 St Polycarp, Stanton, CA

1978-1987 Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA

1988-1994 Santa Margarita High School, Rancho, Santa Margarita, CA

1994 Removed

1995-2000 Unknown

2001 Laicized

2002-2018 Unknown