Fr. Joseph Fertal S.V.D: Credibly Accused of Child Sexual Abuse

Fr. Joseph Fertal S.V.D

Ordination: 1959
  • 1960-1962 Unknown
  • 1963-1967 P.O Box 1375 Manila, Philippines
  • 1968-1970 Devine World Seminary, Techny, IL
  • 1971 College of Loyola University, Niles, IL
  • 1972 Divine World Seminary, Techny, IL
  • 1973-1978 University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines
  • 1979-1983 Province of Christ the King, Philippines
  • 1984-1987 Southern Province of Blessed Joseph Freinadametz
  • 1988 Provincial Headquarters in the United States
  • 1989 Society of the Divine World Foreign Missions
  • 1990 CA Divine World Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1991-1992 St. John the Evangelist, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1993 Our Lady of Loretto, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1994 Divine World Seminary, Riverside, CA
  • 1995-1996 St. Edward, Corona, CA
  • 1997-2002 Divine World S

Notes: Fr. Joseph Fertal was involved in at least one civil suit and was criminally investigated in connection with allegations of child sexual abuse. Fr. Fertal was purportedly sent to St. Michael’s Institute, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse, multiple times beginning in the 1980s. According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Fertal was permanently banned from ministry in the Diocese. Fr. Fertal was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. He was believed to be residing in Jemez Springs, New Mexico as of 2003. Fr. Fertal’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.