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The USA 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.  In 2020, the USA Midwest Province has 490 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 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.  If an allegation is deemed established, the list will be updated.  We are also in the process of conducting an examination of our records utilizing outside, third-party investigators in order to make sure that our disclosure of names is complete. Fr. Paulson’s letter explaining the list is here.

The list below is organized into three sections:

  1. Contains the names of Jesuits and former 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 and former 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.  Allegations reported decades after the alleged abuse make it difficult to investigate.  In addition, some of these allegations were made after an accused Jesuit or former Jesuit died and therefore, he did not have the opportunity to respond for himself.

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 and linked here

Original list of those with established allegations – published 17 Dec 2018 (Version 1) in .pdf format

Original list of assigments of those with established allegations – published 21 Dec 2018 (Version 1) in .pdf format

Current Updated Lists – published 21 Feb 2020 – in .pdf format

Names of USA Midwest Jesuits with Established Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors – Update Published 21 Feb 2020

All Pastoral Assignments of Midwest Jesuits with Established Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors – Update published 21 Feb 2020


Midwest Province Jesuits with an established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.

This section contains the names of Jesuits and former 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.

NameDate of BirthDate of EntranceSingle allegation (s)Year of Incident(s)Source for inclusion on this listStatus

Fr. Oscar (Anscar) Bandini Beguerisse, S.J.(of the Mexican Meridian Province)

11/16/309/7/41s1963St. Pascal Church
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 3/21/2009
Fr. Floyd A. Brey, S.J.3/24/047/8/22s1958Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI

Deceased:
12/14/1996

Fr. Henry A. Brockman, S.J.9/30/18818/11/00+1950s; 1960s

St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH

Deceased: 2/21/1973
Fr. Ignatius M. Burrill, S.J.8/16/068/8/24+

1950s
.
.
1970s

St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH

Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL

Deceased: 3/8/1987
Br. Donald J. Butler, S.J.5/4/167/17/35s
[correction]
1964-1968Holy Family Parish
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 7/27/1999
Fr. J. Michael Cannon, S.J.4/13/448/14/62s1967-1971Campion High School
Prairie du Chien, WI
Dismissed: 3/6/1997
Fr. James A. Condon, S.J.6/12/069/20/26+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.1/17/499/6/75s1990Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, INPermanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Willard J. Dressel, S.J.6/26/238/17/41+1970s; 1980s; 1998Creighton Preparatory School
Omaha, NE
Deceased: 8/28/2007
Fr. Robert J. Erpenbeck, S.J.12/22/118/7/31+1961
.1964
Jesuit Novitiate
Milford, OHMilford Retreat Center
Milford, OH
Deceased: 12/6/1986
Fr. Mark A. Finan, S.J.3/22/168/7/34+1944
.
.
1963-1965
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)

11/29/328/14/50s1980St. Joseph Catholic Church
Sylvania, OH
Deceased: 4/17/2011
Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J.10/19/369/1/54+1961-1966
.
.
1970-1971
.
.
1977-1978
.
1983
.
.
1993
.
.
1998
St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH
.
St. Jerome Catholic Church
Chicago, IL
.
Loyola University Chicago
.
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.6/12/009/2/20+1950sSt. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH
Deceased: 8/3/1960
Br. James F. Gates, S.J.12/17/433/8/64+1966-1970St. Mary’s Mission, Omak, WA. – Diocese of SpokaneDismissed: 8/27/2012
Fr. Thomas R. Haller, S.J.12/23/209/1/40+1950
.
.
1960s
Campion High School
Prairie du Chien, WI
.
Creighton Preparatory School
Omaha, NEVictim was not a student
at Creighton Preparatory.
Dismissed: 8/18/1982; Laicized 1983
Fr. Robert J. Joda, S.J.3/28/272/4/45s1970Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Br. Robert E. Joyce, S.J.8/5/337/11/53+1963-1965Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WIDismissed: 7/5/1965
Fr. Daniel J. Kenney, S.J.6/15/328/8/50+1978-1987Creighton Preparatory School
Omaha, NE
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Allan F. Kirk, S.J.3/21/348/8/52+1978-1979St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 8/11/2006
Fr. Bernard P. Knoth, S.J.12/22/488/21/66+1986-1988Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, INDismissed: 8/29/2009; Laicized: 8/29/2009
Fr. J. Robert Koch, S.J.4/21/138/27/30s1966St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 12/6/1996
Fr. Michael R. Kolb, S.J.4/20/528/19/71s1986Marquette University High School,
Milwaukee, WI
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Edward J. Konat, S.J.10/20/459/1/64s1974Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WIDismissed:
1981
Fr. R. James Kurtz, S.J.5/12/458/20/63+1970;

1987-1989;

2001

University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Detroit, MIPermanently removed from Public Ministry; Currently incarcerated in federal prison
Fr. John H. Lane, S.J.
(of the Patna Province)
10/23/069/2/25+1966 – 1976Holy Family Parish
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 2/21/2000
Fr. J. Roger Lucey, S.J.5/23/272/4/45+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.12/6/189/1/38+1965-1978Holy Family Parish
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 2/28/1999
Br. Howard J. McDonough, S.J.12/23/463/5/66s1973Walsh Jesuit High School
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Dismissed: 4/4/1975
Fr. Donald J. McGuire, S.J.7/9/308/21/47+1954-57;
1965-70
.
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, CABellarmine 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
1/13/2017

The deceased former Jesuit, Donald 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.7/22/298/8/47s1950’sSt. Francis Mission
St. Francis, SD
Deceased: 10/16/2018
Fr. Maurice F. Meyers, S.J.7/11/128/27/30+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. John N. Morfin, S.J.6/27/368/8/54s1970-1971Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WIIncardinated
into the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston: 1983
Fr. Edward J. O’Brien, S.J.5/4/148/14/32+1958; 1971-1982Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH
Deceased: 2/16/1983
Fr. Donald J. O’Shaughnessy, S.J.11/6/238/8/42+1960s
.
.
1970s
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, IN
.
Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
Deceased: 7/8/2013
Mr. Eugene E. Parshall, S.J.10/14/308/17/55+1964Holy Rosary Mission / Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SDDismissed: 5/7/1964
Fr. Edward L. Pigott, S.J.8/28/378/8/55+1992-1995St. Xavier High School
Cincinnati, OH
Removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. John J. Powell, S.J.9/22/258/20/43+1963
.
.
1966-1967
.
.
1967
.
.
1967
Visiting Retreat Director at St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame University
.
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.4/30/419/1/59+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.8/12/409/1/58+1986 – 1988Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Perry L. Robinson, S.J.6/15/419/3/59+1974-1981Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WIPermanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. William J. Spine, S.J.1/2/409/1/60+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.6/7/339/2/51s1966St. Ignatius College Prep

Chicago, IL

Deceased: 6/27/2005
Jesuit with a single established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor received after his death.

This section contains the names of  Jesuits and former 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.

NameDate of BirthDate of EntranceSingle allegation (s)Year of Incident(s)Source for inclusion on this listStatus
Fr. Harry J. Barton, S.J.3/29/098/8/28s1956-1957St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 2/16/1988
Fr. David C. Bayne, S.J.1/11/188/31/41s1992University of Iowa Law School
Iowa City, IA
Deceased: 4/8/2009

Fr. Emmanuel Briffa, S.J.
(of the Malta Province)

9/18/273/29/48s1957Malta; Visiting friends in Canton, OHDismissed: 12/28/1963
Fr. Robert C. Broome, S.J.7/19/128/27/30s1956St. Ignatius High School
Cleveland, OH
Deceased: 4/17/2000
Fr. Roy A. Drake, S.J. (of the New York Province)7/3/307/30/51s1980’sJohn Carroll University
University Heights, OH
Deceased: 8/21/2008
Fr. Burton J. Fraser, S.J.9/25/18999/2/20s1953-57Military ChaplainDeceased: 5/6/1971
Fr. Oscar Gumucio, S.J. (of the Bolivia Province)1/7/292/14/47s1970-1972St. Patrick’s Parish
and Lincoln Junior High School
Cleveland, OH
Dismised: 6/20/1975
Fr. Patrick L. McLaughlin, S.J.2/7/079/2/25s1957 – 1959University of Detroit High School,
Detroit, MI
Deceased: 11/12/1970
Fr. Philip T. Mooney, S.J.12/31/268/20/44s1953-1954Holy Family Parish
Chicago, IL
Dismissed: 11/7/1989
Fr. Donald O. Nastold, S.J.9/16/278/20/45s1999-2000St. Francis Xavier Church
Cincinnati, OH
Deceased: 4/12/2007
Fr. James V. O’Connor, S.J.7/26/202/4/46s1968-1971Campion High School
Prairie du Chien, WI
Deceased: 5/29/1981
Fr. Zacharias Palakunnel, S.J. (of the Kerala Province, India)1/7/268/2/42s1973-1974St. Eugene Parish
Fox Point, WI
Deceased: 1991
Fr. Wilton L. Skiffington, S.J.7/18/038/8/23s1963-1964Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
Deceased: 9/25/1988
Fr. Gerald F. Smola, S.J.1/1/199/1/38s1950’sUniversity of Detroit Jesuit High School, Detroit, MIDismissed: 11/14/1969
Fr. Gerald A. Streeter, S.J.5/26/379/1/55s1963-1964Loyola Academy

Wilmette, IL

Deceased: 10/31/1996
Fr. Charles E. Sullivan, S.J.7/16/031/7/27s1958-1959Our Lady of the Springs Church, French Lick, INDeceased: 9/3/1996
Fr. Bernard Van der Schueren, S.J. (of the Netherlands Province)8/10/229/7/42s1989St. Michael’s Parish

Marquette, MI

Deceased: 7/25/2009
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 these are already in the public domain.

NameDate of BirthDate of EntranceSingle allegation (s)Year of Incident(s)Source for inclusion on this listStatus
Br. Francis P. Chapman, S.J.3/14/152/2/33unknownunknownLawsuit: St. Francis MissionDeceased: 11/30/1990
Fr. Bernard D. Fagan, S.J. (of the Missouri Province)2/18/229/1/39unknownunknownLawsuit: St. Francis MissionDeceased: 11/10/1997
Br. Paul A. V. Frey, S.J. (of the Missouri Province)2/7/2012/7/41unknownunknownLawsuit: St. Francis MissionDeceased: 4/11/1986
Fr. Joseph C. Gill, S.J.7/15/268/18/46unknownunknownLawsuit: St. Francis MissionDeceased: 12/9/2012
Fr. Albert A. Janka, S.J.6/26/318/8/49unknownunknownLawsuit: St. Francis MissionDeceased: 1/15/1986
Fr. Francis X. Nawn, S.J. (of the Oregon Province)1/1/199/1/38unknownunknownBankruptcy: Oregon ProvinceDeceased: 10/1/1992
Fr. George M. Pieper, S.J. (of the Missouri Province)1/18/179/1/35unknownunknownLawsuit: St. Francis MissionDeceased: 1/26/1998
Fr. Anthony J. Short, S.J. (of the USA Central Southern Province)2/6/398/8/58unknownunknownListed on the USA Central Southern Province websitePermanently removed from Public Ministry.
Fr. Kenneth T. Walleman, S.J.7/30/232/4/47unknownunknownLawsuit: St. Francis MissionDeceased: 9/15/2014

 

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