Statement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles concerning Msgr. Richard Loomis
The Office of the Vicar for Clergy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles today made the following announcement:
Monsignor Richard Loomis Acquitted
After ten years of exhaustive investigation and canonical trial, a Tribunal of the Holy See has definitively determined and ruled that no allegations of sexual misconduct of any kind alleged against Monsignor Richard Loomis have been proven. Monsignor Loomis has always professed his innocence of these accusations.
When the accusations were brought against him starting in late 2003, an investigation as required by Canon Law was initiated. Monsignor Loomis was placed on temporary inactive ministry pending the resolution of the accusations. Now that the allegations against him have been conclusively resolved, Canon Law provides that the temporary restrictions on Monsignor Loomis’ public exercise of his priesthood have ceased. He remains a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in good standing.