Catholic Priest

Joseph Anthony Ferrario

Ordained: 1951

Joseph Ferrario was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Honolulu in 1978 and was elevated to Bishop of Honolulu in 1982. In 1985, Bishop Ferrario was first accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy beginning in 1975, accusations which became public in the media in 1989 as well as in a 1991 lawsuit. He retired in 1993 and died in 2003. Ferrario continued to be named as an abuser in lawsuits filed in 2013 and 2014.