Fr. Gary M. Luiz, C.PP.S: Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Gary M. Luiz, C.PP.S

Ordained: 1977
  • 1978-1979: St. Barnabas, Alameda, CA (OAK)
  • 1980-1986: St. Edward’s, Newark, CA
  • 1987-1991: St. Barnabas, Alameda, CA
  • 1992-2008: Society of the Precious Blood, Berkeley, CA
  • 2004: Adjutant Judicial Vicars and Canonical Consultant to the Bishop, Oakland, CA; Court of Second Instance, Oakland, CA
  • 2004: Judges, Oakland, CA
  • 2004-2010: Defenders of the Bond, Ripon, CA
  • 2004-2017: Defenders of the Bond, Reno, NV
  • 2005: Councilors, Oakland, CA
  • 2014-2017: Promoter of Justice, Reno, NV
  • 2018: Unknown

Notes: Fr. Gary Luiz was a member of the Society of the Precious Blood religious order. Fr. Luiz formerly belonged to the Newark Diocese. He was named in a civil lawsuit in 2003 which alleged that he sexually abused one youth at St. Edward Catholic Church from approximately 1980 to 1986. The Diocese of Oakland claims they did not learn about the allegations until 1990, after which he was immediately placed on leave. Fr. Luiz later earned a degree in Canon Law and worked in a missionary office, and was working at a Berkeley monastery as of 2005. Fr. Luiz’s current whereabouts, his status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.