Assignment Record – Bishop Joseph Vincent Sullivan
Kansas City bishop was Edwin Vincent O'Hara (1939-1956)
|1948||1951||Holy Cross||Kansas City||MO||3/3, 2/3||Holy Cross had a school with 328-338 students.|
|1951||1953||St. Aloysius||Kansas City||MO||2/3||St. Aloysius had a grade school with 232-202 students, and a high school with 140-134 students.|
|1951||1953||Assistant Superintendent of Schools||Kansas City||MO|
O'Hara was succeeded by John Patrick Cody (1956-1961), followed by Charles Herman Helmsing (1962-1977)
|St. Joseph's Hospital||Kansas City||MO||In residence.|
|1953||1957||Superintendent of Schools||Kansas City||MO|
|1957||1967||Old St. Patrick's||Kansas City||MO||1/3, 1/2, 1/1||Sullivan was made a Monsignor in 1957.|
|1957||1974||Diocesan Consultors||Kansas City||MO|
|1957||1964||Diocesan School Board||Kansas City||MO|
|1957||1967||Chancellor||Kansas City||MO||Sullivan was appointed Auxiliary Bishop March 4, 1967, and was consecrated April 3, 1967.|
|1959||1966||Bureau of Information||Kansas City||MO|
|1959||1967||Liturgical Commission||Kansas City||MO||Sullivan is listed under "Liturgical Apostolate for Sacred Music" 1962-1967|
|1959||1967||The Catholic Reporter||Kansas City||MO||Vice-President|
|1967||1974||Auxiliary Bishop||Kansas City||MO|
|1959||1974||Council of Administration||Kansas City||MO|
|1959||1974||St. John's Seminary Board||Kansas City||MO||Deputy of Seminary Discipline|
|1962||1974||Parochial Consultors||Kansas City||MO|
|1967||1974||Vicar General||Kansas City||MO|
|1967||1974||Our Lady of Good Council||
• Sullivan was accused in a 2005 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a minor during trips to Hawaii, from 1969-1977.
Bishop of Baton Rouge was Joseph Vincent Sullivan (1974-1982)
|1982||Bishop of Baton Rouge||
• Sullivan was accused in a 2004 lawsuit of having sexually abused a 17 year-old boy in 1975. As a result, a high school named after Sullivan was renamed. Bishop Muench said the allegations were credible.
• In a 2007 lawsuit, a man accused Sullivan of sexually abusing him from 1978-1982, when the man was a teen-aged minor seminary student. Sullivan's accuser was a student at a Baton Rouge minor seminary and, when it closed, he transferred to a seminary in Corpus Christi, TX. He said Sullivan would visit him in Corpus Christi, and that abuse occurred on trips with the bishop to New York and Hawaii.
Sullivan was appointed Bishop of Baton Rouge Aug. 5, 1974.
Sullivan owned an condo in Hawaii with other Kansas City priests and vacationed there every July from 1974-1982.
Sullivan died Sept. 4, 1982
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1947-1974)
• Church Settles Suit, BR Diocese to Rename High School, By Barbara Schlichtman, Advocate [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], November 11, 2004