Br. John Moriarty, f.s.c.: Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Br. John Moriarty, f.s.c.

Ordained: 1951
  • 1952-1968: Unknown
  • 1969-1973: LaSalle Manor, Plano, IL (JOL)
  • 1974-1978: Christian Brothers’ Retreat House, St. Helena, CA (SR)
  • 1979-1983: Unknown
  • 1984-1989: California State Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, CA; Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA (MRY)
  • 1990-1992: St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA (OAK)
  • 1993-2018: Unknown

Br. John Moriarty became a member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De la Salle Christian Brothers) in 1951. At least one survivor has alleged child sexual abuse by Br. Moriarty, from approximately 1975 to 1976, while he worked at St. Helena’s retreat house. It is reported that he worked in California, Oregon, and East Africa throughout his career. Br. Moriarty has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. In 2005, it was reported that he was living at the Wounded Brothers Project in Missouri, a treatment center for troubled clergy. As of 2008, it was reported that he had been living at Monte La Salle in Napa, California. It is believed Fr. Moriarty died in 2013. From 1993 to his death in 2013, Br. Moriarty’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children are unknown.