USA Midwest Province Jesuits with Established Allegation(s)
of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

This list is comprised of the names of Jesuits against whom there is one or more established allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. These Jesuits are or were members of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, or its predecessor entities, since 1955. This list also contains the names of Jesuits from other Jesuit provinces, who were in the Midwest Province at the time of the allegation.

The Midwest Province was formed in June 2017 from the former Chicago, Chicago-Detroit, Detroit, and Wisconsin provinces, and encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The Midwest Province currently has 510 Jesuit members; approximately 4,000 Jesuits have served in the province since 1955.

An established allegation is based on the facts and circumstances of each case wherein there is a reasonable certainty that the sexual abuse of a minor occurred. An established allegation leads to the Jesuit’s permanent removal from public ministry and possible criminal prosecution. The names on this list are based on a process of consultation and not a legal judgment.

This list is based on investigations that have been completed. Jesuits with allegations that are currently being investigated have not been included on this list. We have also retained an outside third-party investigation service, Hillard Heintze, to conduct an examination of our records to make sure that our disclosure of names is complete. When an allegation is deemed established, the list will be updated.

The list below is organized into three sections:

1) Contains the names of Jesuits against whom an established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was made and investigated while the Jesuit was living or against whom multiple established allegations were received after his death. While an allegation received after a Jesuit is deceased does not provide the opportunity for the Jesuit to respond, multiple allegations against a Jesuit may indicate a corroborative pattern of abuse which support the conclusion of established allegations.

2) Contains the names of Jesuits against whom a single established allegation was received after his death. While any allegation received is investigated to the extent possible, an allegation received after a Jesuit is deceased does not provide the opportunity for the Jesuit to respond.

3) Contains the names of Jesuits whose names have been published on a diocesan website, another Jesuit province website, named in a civil lawsuit, named within a bankruptcy court process, and/or named in a grand jury report.
It is important to note that inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that these allegations are true or correct or that the accused Jesuit has been found guilty of a crime or liable for any civil claim. Many of these allegations arise from events that occurred decades after the alleged abuse would have taken place, making it difficult to conduct a complete investigation. In addition, some of these allegations were made after an accused Jesuit died and therefore, he did not have the opportunity to respond for himself.

Please note that we have also released the list of assignments of the Jesuits on the list below. Fr. Paulson's letter explaining the list below is here.

The Midwest Province encourages anyone who has been abused by a Jesuit to contact the appropriate civil authorities and also Marjorie O’Dea, Director of the Office of Safe Environment at 773-975-6876 or via mail to: 1010 N Hooker St., Chicago, IL 60642.


Updates and previous versions will be noted here.
List below in .pdf format:
Version 1: Original post 12/17/2018

List of assignments of the Jesuits on the list below in .pdf format:   
Version 1: Original post 12/21/2018


 
Section One
Midwest Province Jesuits with an established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.
This section contains the names of Jesuits against whom an established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was made and investigated while the Jesuit was living or against whom multiple established allegations were received after his death. While an allegation received after a Jesuit is deceased does not provide the opportunity for the Jesuit to respond, multiple allegations against a Jesuit may indicate a corroborative pattern of abuse which support the conclusion of established allegations.
Name Date of Birth Date of
Entrance
Single (s)
or more than
one allegation (+)
Year(s)
of Incident(s)
Jesuit institution
where the Jesuit was missioned
at time of incident(s)
Status
Fr. Henry A.
Brockman, S.J.
9/30/1881 8/11/00 + 1950s; 1960s St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH
Deceased: 2/21/1973
Fr. Ignatius M.
Burrill, S.J.
8/16/06 8/8/24 + 1950s


1977
St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH  

 Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
Deceased: 3/8/1987
Br. Donald J.
Butler, S.J.
5/4/16 7/17/35 + 1964-1968 Holy Family Parish
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 7/27/1999
Fr. J. Michael
Cannon, S.J.
4/13/44 8/14/62 s 1967-1971 Campion High School
Prarie du Chien, WI
Dismissed: 3/6/1997
Fr. James A.
Condon, S.J.
6/12/06 9/20/26 + 1960s


1965


The Queen's Work
St. Louis, MO

St. Xavier High School
Cincinnati, OH
Victim was not a student
of St. Xavier High School.

Deceased: 3/28/1993
Fr. Michael E.
Dorrler, S.J.
1/17/49 9/6/75 s 1990 Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Indianapolis, IN
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Willard J.
Dressel, S.J.
6/26/23 8/17/41 + 1970s; 1980s Creighton Preparatory School
Omaha, NE
Deceased:
8/28/2007
Fr. Robert J.
Erpenbeck, S.J.
12/22/11 8/7/31 + 1961


1964
Jesuit Novitiate
Milford, OH

Milford Retreat Center
Milford, OH
Deceased:
12/6/1986
Fr. Mark A.
Finan, S.J.
3/22/16 8/7/34 + 1944


1964-1965
St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL

St. Xavier High School
Cincinnati, OH
Dismissed:
4/13/1973
Fr. John J.
Gallen, S.J.
(of the New York Province)
11/29/32 8/14/50 s 1980 St. Joseph Catholic Church
Sylvania, OH
Deceased:
4/17/2011
Fr. Thomas M.
Gannon, S.J.
10/19/36 9/1/54 + 1961-1966


1983


1993


1998
St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH

St. James Church
Gary, IN

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Chicago, IL

Holy Family Church
Chicago, IL
Deceased:
12/19/2011
Fr. Gerald B.
Garvey, S.J.
6/12/00 9/2/20 + 1950s St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH
Deceased:
8/3/1960
Br. James F.
Gates, S.J.
12/17/43 3/8/64 + 1966-1970 St. Mary's Mission
Omak, WA.
Diocese of Spokane
Dismissed:
8/27/2012
Fr. Thomas R.
Haller, S.J.
12/23/20 9/1/40 + 1950


1960s


Campion High School
Prairie du Chien, WI

Creighton Preparatory School
Omaha, NE
Victim was not a student at
Creighton Preparatory.

Dismissed: 8/18/1982
Laicized 1983
Fr. Robert J.
Joda, S.J.
3/28/27 2/4/45 s 1970 Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Br. Robert E.
Joyce, S.J.
8/5/33 7/11/53 + 1963-1965 Marquette University High School
Milwaukee, WI
Dismissed:
7/5/1965
Fr. Daniel J.
Kenney, S.J.
6/15/32 8/8/50 + 1980-1987 Creighton Preparatory School
Omaha, NE
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Bernard P.
Knoth, S.J.
12/22/48 8/21/66 + 1986-1988 Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Indianapolis, IN
Dismissed: 8/29/2009
Laicized: 8/29/2009
Fr. J. Robert
Koch, S.J.
4/21/13 8/27/30 s 1966 St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL
Deceased:
12/6/1996
Fr. Michael R.
Kolb, S.J.
4/20/52 8/19/71 s 1986 Marquette University High School
Milwaukee, WI
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. R. James
Kurtz, S.J.
5/12/45 8/20/63 + 1970; 1987-1989; 2001 University of Detroit Jesuit High School
Detroit, MI
Permanently removed from Public Ministry; Currently incarcerated in federal prison
Fr. John H.
Lane, S.J.
(of the Patna Province)
10/23/06 9/2/25 + 1966 - 1976 Holy Family Parish
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 2/21/2000
Fr. J. Roger
Lucey, S.J.
5/23/27 2/4/45 + 1962-1963


1970-1972
Campion Jesuit High School
Prairie du Chien, WI

Jesuit Community     
 St. Paul, MN

Deceased:
4/7/2002
Fr. David F.
McCarthy, S.J.
12/6/18 9/1/38 + 19635-1978 Holy Family Parish
Chicago, IL
Deceased:
2/28/1999
Br. Howard J.
McDonough, S.J.
12/23/46 3/5/66 s 1973 Walsh Jesuit High School
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Dismissed:
4/4/1975
Fr. Donald J.
McGuire, S.J.
7/9/30 8/21/47 + 1954-1957
1965-1970

1974-1976


1976


1976-1981


1981-1984


1984


1985-1988


1988-2002


2002-2005
Loyola Academy
Chicago & Wilmette, IL

Carroll House
Washington, DC

Loyola Unversity Chicago
Chicago, IL

University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
Barrington, IL

Sacred Heart Retreat House
Alhambra, CA

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
Barrington, IL

Canisius House
Evanston, IL

Chicago Jesuit Community
Chicago, IL
Dismissed: 
12/21/2007

 Laicized: 2/22/2008

Died in federal prison
on 1/13/2017


The deceased former Jesuit, Donald J. McGuire, was an active retreat director who travelled extensively throughout the USA and internationally.
The range of his abuse spanned multiple incidents over multiple years at multiple locations. The specific locations of established abuse include some
of the locations where he was missioned or residing, as well as some unknown locations.

Fr. Thomas S.
McShane, S.J.
7/22/29 8/8/47 s 1950's St. Francis Mission
St. Francis, SD
Deceased: 10/16/2018
Fr. Maurice F.
Meyers, S.J.
7/11/12 8/27/30 + 1956-1957





1959




1964

Summer chaplain at Alpine Scout Camp, Alpine, NJ During these academic years, he was teaching in the country of Russia as a faculty member of the Russian Center of Fordham University (Bronx, NY).

Summer chaplain at Ten Mile River Scout Camp, Narrowsburg, NY Beginning with the 1959-1960 academic year, he was a teacher at St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL.

St. Ignatius College Prep Chicago, IL
Deceased: 1/24/1980
Fr. Edward J.
O'Brien, S.J.
5/4/14 8/14/32 + 1958;
1971-1982
Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH
Deceased: 2/16/1983
Fr. Donald J. O'Shaughnessy, S.J. 11/6/23 8/8/42 + 1960s


1970s
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Indianapolis, IN

Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
Deceased: 7/8/2013
Mr. Eugene E.
Parshall, S.J.
10/14/30 8/17/55 + 1964 Holy Rosary Mission / Red Cloud Indian School
Pine Ridge, SD
Dismissed: 5/7/1964
Fr. John J.
Powell, S.J.
9/22/25 8/20/43 + 1966-1967


1967


1967

Bellarmine School of Theology
North Aurora, IL

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Visiting Retreat Director at Rosarian Academy
West Palm Beach, FL
Deceased: 9/24/2009
Fr. Thomas J.
Powers, S.J.
4/30/41 9/1/59 + 1970s


1973-1978


1985-1986


2000
St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH

John Carroll University
University Heights, OH

Walsh Jesuit High School
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Colombiere Center
Clarkston, MI
Dismissed: 7/6/2001
Fr. M. Lawrence
Reuter, S.J.
8/12/40 9/1/58 + 1986-1988 Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Perry L.
Robinson, S.J.
6/15/41 9/3/59 + 1974-1978 Marquette University High School
Milwaukee, WI
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. William J.
Spine, S.J.
1/2/40 9/1/60 + 1975-1976

1975-1979

1979-1982


Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky

Tacna, Peru

Our Lady of Mercy Rectory
Bronx, NY

St. Ignatius Parish
Brooklyn, NY
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Stanley T.
Wisniewski, S.J.
6/7/33 9/2/51 s 1966 St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 6/27/2005

 
Section Two
Jesuit with a single established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor received after his death.

This section contains the names of Jesuits against whom a single established allegation was received after his death. While any allegation received is investigated to the extent possible, an allegation received after a Jesuit is deceased does not provide the opportunity for the Jesuit to respond.
Name Date of Birth Date of
Entrance
Single (s) or
more than
one allegation (+)
Year(s)
of Incident(s)
Jesuit institution
where the Jesuit was missioned
at time of incident(s)
Status
Fr. Harry J.
Barton, S.J.
3/29/09 8/8/28 s 1956-1957 St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 2/16/1988
Fr. David C.
Bayne, S.J.
1/11/18 8/31/41 s 1992 University of Iowa Law School
Iowa City, IA
Deceased: 4/8/2009
Fr. Emmanuel
Briffa, S.J.
(of the Malta Province)
9/18/27 3/29/48 s 1957 Malta; Visiting friends in Canton, OH Dismissed: 12/28/1963
Fr. Robert C.
Broome, S.J.
7/19/12 8/27/30 s 1956 St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH
Deceased: 4/17/2000
Fr. Roy A.
Drake, S.J.
(of the New York Province)
7/3/30 7/30/51 s 1980's John Carroll University
University Heights, OH
Deceased: 8/21/2008
Fr. Burton J.
Fraser, S.J.
9/25/1899 9/2/20 s 1953-57 Military Chaplain Deceased: 5/6/1971
Fr. Oscar
Gumucio, S.J.
(of the Bolivia Province)
1/7/29 2/14/47 s 1970-1972 St. Patrick's Parish and Lincoln Junior High School
Cleveland, OH
Dismissed: 6/20/1975
Fr. Allan F.
Kirk, S.J.
3/21/34 8/8/52 s 1979 St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 8/11/2006
Fr. Patrick L.
McLaughlin, S.J.
2/7/07 9/2/25 s 1957 - 1959 University of Detroit High School, Detroit, MI Deceased: 11/12/1970
Fr. Philip T.
Mooney, S.J.
12/31/26 8/20/44 s 1953-1954 Holy Family Parish
Chicago, IL
Dismissed: 11/7/1989
Fr. Donald O.
Nastold, S.J.
9/16/27 8/20/45 s 1999-2000 St. Francis Xavier Church
Cincinnati, OH
Deceased: 4/12/2007
Fr. James V.
O'Connor, S.J.
7/26/20 2/4/46 s 1968-1971 Campion High School
Prairie du Chien, WI
Deceased: 5/29/1981
Fr. Zacharias
Palakunnel, S.J.
(of the
Kerala Province, India)
1/7/26 8/2/42 s 1973-1974 St. Eugene Parish
Fox Point, WI
Deceased: 1991
Fr. Wilton L.
Skiffington, S.J.
7/18/03 8/8/23 s 1963-1964 Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
Deceased: 9/25/1988
Fr. Gerald F.
Smola, S.J.
1/1/19 9/1/38 s 1950's University of Detroit Jesuit High School
Detroit, MI
Dismissed: 11/14/1969
Fr. Gerald A.
Streeter, S.J.
5/26/37 9/1/55 s 1963-1964 Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
Deceased: 10/31/1996
Fr. Charles E.
Sullivan, S.J.
7/16/03 1/7/27 s 1958-1959 Our Lady of the Springs Church,
French Lick, IN
Deceased: 9/3/1996
Fr. Bernard
Van der Schueren, S.J.
(of the
Netherlands Province)
8/10/22 9/7/42 s 1989 St. Michael's Parish
Marquette, MI
Deceased: 7/25/2009


Section Three
Jesuits whose names have been published on a diocesan website, Jesuit province website, named in a civil lawsuit, named within a bankruptcy court process, and/or named in a grand jury report. 
This section contains the names of Jesuits previously published on a diocesan website, another Jesuit province website, named in a lawsuit, named within a bankruptcy court proceeding and/or named in a grand jury report. The details of the investigative process and evaluation of these allegations cannot be verified by the Midwest Jesuits.  The names are re-published here because they are already in the public domain.
Name Date of Birth Date of Entrance Single (s) or 
more than 
one allegation (+)
 Year(s) 
of Incident(s)
Source for inclusion on this list Status
Br. Francis P.
Chapman, S.J.
3/14/15 2/2/33 unknown unknown Lawsuit:
St. Francis Mission
Deceased: 11/30/1990
Fr. Bernard D.
Fagan, S.J.
(of the Missouri Province)
2/18/22 9/1/39 unknown unknown Lawsuit:
St. Francis Mission
Deceased: 11/10/1997
Br. Paul A. V.
Frey, S.J.
(of the Missouri
Province)
2/7/20 12/7/41 unknown unknown Lawsuit:
St. Francis Mission
Deceased: 4/11/1986
Fr. Joseph C.
Gill, S.J.
7/15/26 8/18/46 unknown unknown Lawsuit:
St. Francis Mission
Deceased: 12/9/2012
Fr. Albert A.
Janka, S.J.
6/26/31 8/8/49 unknown unknown Lawsuit:
St. Francis Mission
Deceased: 1/15/1986
Fr. Edward J.
Konat, S.J.
10/20/45 9/1/64 unknown unknown Listed in the 2018
Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report
Dismissed:
1981
Fr. Francis X.
Nawn, S.J. (of the Oregon Province)
1/1/19 9/1/38 unknown unknown Bankruptcy:
Oregon Province
Deceased: 10/1/1992
Fr. George M. Pieper, S.J. (of the Missouri Province) 1/18/17 9/1/35 unknown unknown Lawsuit:
St. Francis Mission
Deceased: 1/26/1998
Fr. Anthony J.
Short, S.J.
(of the USA Central Southern Province)
2/6/39 8/8/58 unknown unknown Listed on the USA Central Southern
Province website
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Kenneth T. Walleman, S.J. 7/30/23 2/4/47 unknown unknown Lawsuit:
St. Francis Mission
Deceased: 9/15/2014













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