Justice for Priests and Deacons is a nonprofit organization composed of priests, religious, deacons, and laity dedicated to a three-fold purpose:

  1.  To educate Roman Catholic clergy and laity regarding their canonical rights especially with regards to due process for the proper support and protection of priests, religious, deacons, and laity.
  2. To give direct guidance to any priest, deacon, religious, or laity regarding their rights in canon law and the church; to help ensure due process procedures are followed; to obtain the services of competent canon lawyers to represent them to ecclesial authority; to recommend competent civil attorneys when necessary.
  3. To maintain regular communication with priests, deacons, religious, and laity imprisoned or recently released from prison; to provide canonical advice, spiritual and emotional support; to provide nominal financial assistance when appropriate as directed by the Business Board and administered by the Executive Director of Justice for Priests and Deacons.

Approved by the Business Board on August 14, 2010

Mailing Address:

Justice for Priests and Deacons
Rev. Msgr. Michael Higgins, M.A., S.T.D.,  J.C.D
P.O. Box 87225
San Diego, CA 92138-7225
Phone: (760) 321-4842
Fax: (760) 321-4894
Email: moc.r1511514742eitno1511514742rf@st1511514742seirp1511514742rofec1511514742itsuj1511514742