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