Catholic Priest

Jack Niland

Ordained: 1976

Jack Niland was a Capuchin friar who worked in Guam and Hawai’i in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s. He died in 2009. Two lawsuits filed in 2017 alleged that Father Niland sexually abused the plaintiffs when he was working in Guam in the 1970s and 1980s. Another lawsuit filed in 2018 alleged that Niland exposed himself to a young girl in Guam during the same time period. Niland came to Hawai’i in 1999 and spent the rest of his career there.

Father Niland's Assignments

Our Lady of Mount CarmelAgat, Guam1976..1999
Our Lady of GuadalupeSanta Rita, Guam1976..1999
Our Lady of Good CounselPearl City, Hawai'i1999..2008