Fr. Daniel Polizzi: Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Daniel Polizzi

Ordained: 1969
  • 1970: St. Francis Solano, Sonoma, CA
  • 1971: Immaculate Conception, Colton, CA
  • 1972-1973: St. George, Ontario, CA
  • 1974: Sacred Heart (Ocean Beach), San Diego, CA
  • 1975: St. Catherine Laboure, San Diego, CA
  • 1976: SDSU, San Diego, CA
  • 1977-1981: St. Catherine Laboure, San Diego, CA
  • 1982-1989: Special Assignment
  • 1990: Our Lady of Refuge (Pacific Beach), San Diego, CA
  • 1991-1993: On Duty Outside Diocese
  • 1992: Christ the King, Kahului, HI
  • 1994: Unassigned
  • 1995-1997: Scripps Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • 1995-1997: All Hallows Church, La Jolla, CA
  • 1998-2003: Unassigned
  • 2003: Died

Fr. Polizzi worked for 25 years in California and, briefly, in Hawaii before being accused of sexual abuse while working at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego. He was suspended from ministry after being accused. Fr. Polizzi was accused of sexually abusing a 16-yearold boy who had been on a ventilator for several years and was only able to communicate by using his eyes, which he did in order to alert a nurse he was being sexually abused. Fr. Polizzi was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of priests where the Diocese has received a credible allegation involving sexual abuse of a minor