Assignment Record– Rev. William G. Allison

Summary of Case: Allison is said to have sexually abused many children, from at least as early as 1963. He spent time in treatment at the Servants of the Paraclete and, while there, was allowed by the Gallup diocese to work in a parish. In a letter in his personnel file his supervisor at a Flagstaff, AZ parish stated that "at least three young men" in the parish had told him of "incidents" with Allison.

Ordained
: 1948?
Died: Dec. 6, 1987

   

Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes
1948 1949 Absent on Sick Leave        

1949

Alexandria bishop was Charles Pasquale Greco (1946-1973).

1952 Mater Dolorosa Plauchville LA 2/2 Parish had a school with 201-212 students. It also had a high school.
1952 1955 St. Francis de Sales Echo LA 1/1 Parish had a school with 106-96 students.
1955 1957         Allison is not indexed in the 1956 or 1957 Directories.

1957

San Diego bishop was Charles Francis Buddy (1936-1966).

1958 St. Joseph Cathedral San Diego CA 5/6 Parish had a grade school with 177 students, and a high school with 330 students.
1958 1963 Absent on Leave        
    Servants of the Paraclete Jemez Springs NM patient This was a treatment center for "troubled"priests.

1960

Gallup bishop was Bernard Theodore Espelage, O.F.M. (1940-1969).

1961 Our Lady of Guadalupe

Flagstaff

In a 1963 letter Allison's former surpervisor, Rev. James Lindenmeyer, wrote “Three young men in the parish have told me of incidents involving him." In 2005 Gallup diocesan officials stated there had been one credible accusation against Allison.

AZ   Allison was allowed by the Gallup bishop to work at this parish while a patient at Servants of the Paraclete.
    Arizona State University     Newman Club Director  

1963

Los Angeles archbishop was James Francis Aloysius McIntyre (1948-1970).

1964 Immaculate Conception

Los Angeles

Accused in a July 2011 lawsuit of having sexually abused "many children" between 1963 and 1966.

CA 4/6 Parish had a school with 325 students.

1964

Monterey-Fresno bishop was Aloysius Joseph Willinger, C.SS.R. (1953-1967).

1966 St. Joseph's Capitola CA 2/2, 2/3 Parish had a school with 93 boys and 101 girls.

1964

 

1966 Sacred Heart Villa Maria del Mar CA   This was a mission of St. Joseph's in Capitola.
1964 1966 Resurrection Aptos CA   This was a mission of St. Joseph's in Capitola.

1966

The diocese split in Oct. 1967, to become the diocese of Fresno. Its bishop was Timothy Mannign (1967-1969).

1969 Sacred Heart Fresno CA 2/3

Parish had a school with 177-146 boys and 204-151 girls.

Allison is indexed but not listd in the Fresno diocesan pages as at this parish in the 1968 and 1969 Directories.

1969

Pueblo bishop was Charles Albert Buswell (1959-1979).

1973? Sacred Heart Avondale CO 2/2 Allison is indexed (as William G.) but not listed as at this parish in the 1971, 1972, and 1973 Directories.
1969 1973? St. Joseph's Huerfano CO   This was a mission of Sacred Heart in Avondale.
1969 1973? St. William's

Boone CO   This was a mission of Sacred Heart in Avondale.

1971?

Monterey bishop was Harry Anselm Clinch (1967-1982).

1975? Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo

Monterey

Allison was accused in a July 2011 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy over an 18 month period at this parish, beginning in 1966 when the boy was 9 years-old.

 

CA  

The Cathedral had a school with 108 boys and 131 girls.

Allison is indexed in the 1972-1975 Directories (as S. William) at P. O. Box 1511, Monterey CA, which is the address for the Cathedral, but he is not listed as there in the Monterey diocesan pages.

1971? 1975? Annunciation Stephen Place CA   This was a mission of the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo in Monterey.
1971? 1975? Monterey Peninsula College Newman Monterey CA   This was a mission of the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo in Monterey.

1973

Alexandria bishop was Lawrence Preston Joseph Graves (1973-1982).

1975 Our Lady of Fatima Monroe LA 2/2, 2/3

Parish had a school with 289 students.

Allison is indexed and listed (as William G.) in the Alexandria diocesan pages of the 1974-1975 Directories.

1975

The diocese's name changed in Oct. 1976 to Alexandria-Shreveport. William Benedict Friend replaced Graves as bishop (1982-1986).

1983 Christ the King Bossier City LA 2/3 Parish had a school with 280-242 students.
1975 1983 Mary, Queen of Peace Caplis LA   This was a mission of Christ the King in Bossier City.
1975 1983 Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary Doyline LA   This was a mission of Christ the King in Bossier City.
1975 1977 Barksdale Air Force Base Bossier City LA   This was a mission of Christ the King in Bossier City.

1983

The diocese split in June 1986, and it was again called Alexandria. Friend was succeeded by John Clement Favalora (1986-1989).

1987 St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Alexandria LA 2/4, 2/3, 2/2 Allison died Dec. 6, 1987.

 

Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1949-1988)

Camp Ped, By Ron Russell, Los Angeles New Times, August 15, 2002
At Least 16 Abusers in Gallup Diocese, By Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, Independent correspondent, Gallup Independent (Gallup, NM), May 27, 2011
John Doe 75 Complaint, July 11, 2011.
Deceased Priest Accused of Sexual Assault, By Susanne Brunner, KION, August 2, 2011
Man Alleges Molestation by Priest in 1960s, Monterey County Herald, August 2, 2011
Monterey Diocese Sued over Sex Abuse Allegations, Sacramento Bee, August 3, 2011
Diocese of Monterey Talks about Sexual Abuse Allegations, By Susanne Brunner, KION, August 4, 2011


Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

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This assignment record was last updated on February 22, 2015.


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