Fr. Joseph F. Turk: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Joseph F. Turk



  • 1943: St. Stephen’s Seminary, Hawaii
  • 1945: St. Joseph’s Seminary, Mountain View, CA
  • 1947: St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
  • 1953: Ordained (Youngstown, OH)
  • 1953: St. Anthony Church, Papaaloa, HI
  • 1954-1957: Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu, HI
  • 1958-1960: St. Theresa, Oahu, Honolulu, HI; Director of CYO
  • 1961-1975: St. Stephen, Oahu, Honolulu, HI
  • 1976-1986: St. Philomena, Oahu, Honolulu, HI
  • 1986-1991: Unknown
  • 1991: Deceased

Notes: Fr. Joseph Turk was named in a 2013 civil lawsuit in Hawaii. The survivor alleged Fr. Turk sexually abused him in the early 1980’s when he was a student and parishioner at St. Philomena Church in Honolulu. In 2014, a second survivor filed suit in Hawaii alleging abuse by Fr. Turk in 1954 at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu.