Msgr. Christian Van Liefde: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Msgr. Christian Van Liefde

Ordained: 1973
  • 1973-1976: Holy Family, Glendale, CA
  • 1976-1977: St. Philomena, Carson, CA
  • 1976-1977: Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance, CA
  • 1977-1979: San Roque; Bishop Diego Garcia High School, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1979-1980: St. Bruno, Whittier, CA
  • 1979-1980: St. Paul High School, Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • 1980-1983: Our Lady of Loretto Church/High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1983-1985: St. Francis de Sales, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • 1985-1987: Los Angeles City Fire Department, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1987-1996: St. Hilary, Pico Rivera, CA
  • 1996: St. Francis Xavier, Pico Rivera, CA
  • 1997-1998: Unknown
  • 1999-2002: Genevieve, Panorama City, CA
  • 2002: Administrative leave
  • 2003-2018: Unknown

According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at least two survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Msgr. Christian Van Liefde, between approximately 1971 and 1975. A child sexual abuse report was made in 1992 against Msgr. Van Liefde and was investigated by police. Msgr. Van Liefde was placed on leave in 2002. In 2003, an allegation of child sexual abuse and a civil lawsuit were brought against Fr. Van Liefde. Fr. Van Liefde was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Van Liefde may have been living in Mission Viejo, CA in approximately 2007. Fr. Van Liefde’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Detailed Clergy Assignment Record: Fr. Chistopher Van Liefde