Reverend James Aloysius Mulvey
Rev. James Aloysius Mulvey

Reverend James Aloysius Mulvey was born on January 3, 1880. At age 25, he was ordained in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

During his time in the clergy, Mulvey served as an assistant priest in several Michigan parishes, including:

  • St. Andrews Cathedral, Grand Rapids (1905-1906).
  • Holy Family Parish, Saginaw (1906-1907).
  • St. Simon Parish, Ludington (1907-1908).
  • St. Mary Parish, Alma (1908-1917).

From October 1917 to June 1919, Mulvey served as a World War I chaplain. Upon his return to regular ministry, he was a pastor in the following Michigan congregations:

  • St. Mary Parish, Alma (1919-1923).
  • St. Bernard Parish, Alpena (1923-1926).
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Mt. Pleasant (1926-1936).
  • St. Mary Parish, Alma (1936-1942).
  • St. Boniface Parish, Bay City (1942-1959).

Reverend Mulvey was also an original member of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, established in February 1938 by Pope Pius XI.

Mulvey died on November 7, 1959, at age 79. In April 2019—long after his death— the Saginaw Diocese named him a credibly accused sexual abuse offender.

At Sommers Schwartz, personal injury attorneys Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller, Matthew Curtis, and Jay Yasso are committed to helping survivors of sexual abuse. Our firm has successfully prosecuted high-profile predators such as Dr. Larry Nassar—Michigan State University and USAG team physician—and Dr. Robert Anderson, who sexually abused students, athletes, and other patients for over thirty-five years at the University of Michigan. We want to help you, too.

If Reverend Mulvey or another ecclesiastical leader has sexually abused you, contact Sommers Schwartz for a free consultation, and let our experienced attorneys help pursue your case with the compassion, empathy, and sensitivity your story deserves.

Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller

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Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller represents injury victims in personal injury and medical malpractice claims. She also represents individuals in cases against those who have committed horrific acts of sexual assault.



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