Catholic Priest

James/Jaime Lara

Ordained: 1973

In November 2017, James Lara reportedly resigned from his position as professor at Arizona State University. According to an Associated Press article, Father Lara was ordained in 1973 and was active in ministry until he was removed from the priesthood in 1992. Lara was accused of sexually abusing three children when they were between 9 and 11 years old. The abuse is reported to have occurred between 1979 and 1981 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brooklyn, New York. Lara was laicized by the Vatican.

Father Lara's Assignments

PlacementCity/StateDate(s)
St. Barbara's ParishBrooklyn, NY1974..1976
St. Francis Xavier ParishBrooklyn, NY1977..1985
St. Patrick's ParishLong Island City, NY1986..1989
PS 321, Park Slope - Summer ProgramBrookly, NYUnknown
LaicizedBrooklyn, NY1992
Yale University - Adjunct ProfessorNew Haven, CT1995..2009
Notre Dame UniversitySouth Bend, IN2011
Arizona State University - ProfessorTempe, AZ2013..2017