Fr. Peter McCormick, S.P.

Ordained: 1970
  • 1971-1973: Via Coeli Monastery, Jemez Springs, NM
  • 1974-1975: Holy Spirit Retreat, Canton, OH
  • 1976-1978: St. Mary, Glens Falls, NY
  • 1979-1980: St. Joseph’s Little Falls, NY
  • 1981: Unassigned
  • 1982: St. Ambrose’s, Latham, NY
  • 1983-1984: Unknown
  • 1985-2000: Sacred Heart Church, Palm Desert, CA
  • 2001-2018: Unknown

According to records from the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. McCormick began sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy at a church near Los Angeles in 1990 and the abuse continued until the boy became an adult. The Diocese received the allegation in February 2000 and removed Fr. McCormick from ministry shortly thereafter. He was permanently banned from ministry in the Diocese. The Diocese did not report the alleged abuse to the police until 2002. Fr. McCormick was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. His current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.