Fr. Philip Kavanaugh: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Philip Kavanaugh

Ordained: 1973
  • 1974-1976: Cathedral Chapel, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1977-1978: St. Frances X. Cabrini, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1979-1984: On Duty Outside the Diocese
  • 1985-1987: Unknown
  • 1988: St. Bridget of Sweden, Van Nuys, CA
  • 1989-1993: St Maria Goretti, Long Beach, CA
  • 1994: San Roque, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1995-2002: Precious Blood, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2003-2018: Unknown

At least one survivor has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Philip Kavanaugh, from approximately 1973 to 1974, while he worked at Cathedral Chapel in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department investigated the claims. In 2002, he was placed on leave. Fr. Kavanaugh was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. As of 2016, Fr. Kavanaugh was believed to be residing in Cathedral City, CA. Fr. Kavanaugh’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.