|Bishop Juan A. Arzube
Summary of Case: A native of Ecuador, Arzube was ordained in Los Angeles, California, at age 36. He was known throughout his career to be an advocate for Mexican Americans in Los Angeles. He was elevated to Auxilliary Bishop of the Los Angeles archdiocese in 1971. In 2003 Arzube was accused of having molested an 11 year-old boy in 1975 and 1976. He admitted in a 2006 deposition to training altar boys in his bedroom, but denied molesting anyone. A civil lawsuit against the archdiocese related to the accusation against him was part of a massive settlement in the summer of 2007. Arzube died in December, 2007.
Incardinated: Los Angeles
Ordained Bishop: March 25, 1971
Retired: June 1, 1993
Died: Dec. 25, 2007
Los Angeles archbishop was James Francis ALoysius McIntyre (1948-1970)
|1956||St. Agnes||Los Angeles||CA||3/4||St. Agnes had a grade school with 440-434 students, and a high school with 333-387 students.|
|1956||1960||Resurrection||Los Angeles||CA||2/3||Resurrection had a school with 485-520 students.|
|1956||1960||Our Lady of Victory||Los Angeles||CA||This was a mission of Resurrection.|
|1960||1963||Ascension||Los Angeles||CA||2/2||Ascension had a school with 598-566 students.|
McIntyre was succeeded by Timothy Manning (1970-1985)
|1971||Holy Name Society||Los Angeles||CA|
|1963||1970||Nativity||El Monte||CA||2/2, 2/3||Nativity had a school with 590-693 students.|
|1963||1971||Our Lady of Guadalupe||Medina Court||CA||1/2 1968-1971||
This was a mission of Nativity in El Monte.
Arzube was appointed Auxilliary Bishop Feb. 10, 1971, and ordained Bishop March 25, 1971.
Manning was replaced by Roger Michael Mahony (1985-2011)
• Arzube was accused in 2003 of having molested an 11 year-old boy in 1975 and 1976 while pastor of St. Alphonsus. Arzube denied the accusation. During a 2006 deposition Arzube acknowledged taking altar boys to his bedroom for training.
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|St. Alphonsus' had a school with 652-302 students.|
|1972||1987||Archdiocesan Consultors||Los Angeles||CA|
|1973||1986||Episcopal Vicar for Spanish Speaking Community||Los Angeles||CA|
|1978||1981||Placement Board||Los Angeles||CA|
|1987||1993||Regional Bishop of San Gabriel Region||West Covina||CA||
Address was 3149 Sunset Hill Dr.
Arzube retired Jun 1, 1993
|U.S. Bishops Conference||Washington||DC||Arzube was involved with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the National Advisory Council, committees dealing with Spanish- Speaking people, domestic and international policy, and the church in Latin America.|
|1993||1996||Retired||West Covina||CA||Address was 3149 Sunset Hill Dr.|
|1996||2002||Retired/Sacred Heart||Altadena||CA||In residence.|
||West Los Angeles||CA||
A civil lawsuit naming Arzube as having molested the boy in 1975 and 1976 was part of a massive settlement with the archdiocese in the July, 2007.
Arzube died Dec. 25, 2007
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1955-2008)
• LA Archdiocesan Report, Feb. 17, 2004, page 1