Assignment Record – Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann
Los Angeles archbishop was James Francis Aloysius McIntyre (1948-1970), followed by Timothy Manning (1970-1985)
• Ziemann was accused in a July 2002 lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, beginning in 1968 when the accuser was a sixth grader and altar boy at St. Matthias, and continuing until Ziemann was appointed auxiliary bishop in 1987. Ziemann denied the allegations. Ziemann's accuser also said Ziemann started to pay him for sex at age 17, and that payments continued after the sexual encounters stopped, until Zeimann stepped down in 1999.
• A second man accused Ziemann in the early 2000s of having sexually abused him when he was a St. Matthias altar boy in the 1960s. Ziemann denied the charges.
|CA||3/3, 3/4||St. Matthias had a grade school with 420-389 students, and a high school with 328-363 students, all girls.|
4/4 In residence.
|Holy Family had a school with 571-526 students.|
|1970||1973||Priests' Senate||Los Angeles||CA||secretary 1971-1973|
|1971||1974||Mater Dei High School||Santa Ana||CA||religion teacher||Mater Dei had 895-969 boys and 933-875 girls.|
|1976||1980||Placement Board||Los Angeles||CA|
Mannning was succeeded as Los Angeles archbishop by Roger Michael Mahony (1985-2011)
|1987||Our Lady Queen of the Angels Seminary||
• Ziemann was accused in a 2004 lawsuit of sexual assault of a boy on the high school seminary's grounds in the 1970s.
|CA||spiritual director 1974-1979; teacher; vice-rector; dean of studies 1979-1987||This high school seminary had 85-155 students.|
|1987||1992||Auxilliary Bishop||Los Angeles||CA||auxiliary bishop, Santa Barbara region||
Ziemann was appointed Auxiliary Bishop Dec. 29, 1986, and ordained Feb. 23, 1987.
Ziemann has been criticized for ignoring reports of sexual abuse by priests during his tenure.
|1987||1992||Vicar General||Los Angeles||CA|
Ziemann was appointed Bishop of Santa Rosa in July, 1992.
He abruptly resigned in July 1999 after a priest of the diocese accused him in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting him over a two year period ending in 1998. Ziemann had previously removed the priest from a Ukiah parish for stealing; his accuser said Ziemann coerced him into sexual activity in exchange for the bishop's silence in regard to the reason for the priest's removal. Ziemann denied the allegations. Ziemann admitted to sex with the priest, but said it was consensual.
|1999||2000||Ziemann spent time at a residential treatment program in the East.|
Tucson bishop was Manuel Duran Moreno (1982-2003), who was replaced by Gerald Frederick Kicanas (2003-)
|2009||Holy Trinity Monastery and Holy Family Convent||St. David||AZ||life of prayer and study||This is a Benedictine monastery.
Ziemann died Oct. 22, 2009.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1968-1999)
• Bishop Ziemann Quits Resignation Stuns Close Associates, By Mike Geniella, Press Democrat, July 22, 1999