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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 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. Former USA Midwest Provincial Fr. Brian 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 are noted and linked below.

Original posted lists (December, 2018)

• 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

Updates to Published lists (.pdf format)

Current list of those with established allegations – as published 21 Feb 2020
All Pastoral Assignments of Midwest Jesuits with Established Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors – as published 21 Feb 2020
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• Current list of those with established allegations – as published 18 Jun 2021
• All Pastoral Assignments of Midwest Jesuits with Established Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors – as published 18 Jun 2021
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Current list of those with established allegations – as published 14 January 2022
• All Pastoral Assignments of Midwest Jesuits with Established Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors – as published 14 January 2022

NOTE: Items on the list below highlighted in bold indicate a change since the last posting on June 18, 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.

Name Date of Birth Date of Entrance

Single (s) or more than one allegation (+)

Year of Incident(s) Source for inclusion on this list Status

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

11/16/30 9/7/41 s 1963 St. Pascal Church
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 3/21/2009
Fr. Floyd A. Brey, S.J. 3/24/04 7/8/22 s 1958 Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI

Deceased:
12/14/1996

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
.
.
1970s

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 s
[correction]
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
Prairie 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; 1998 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, OHMilford Retreat Center
Milford, OH
Deceased: 12/6/1986
Fr. Mark A. Finan, S.J. 3/22/16 8/7/34 + 1944
.
.
19631965
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
.
.
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. 6/12/00 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, NEVictim 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 + 1978-1987 Creighton Preparatory School
Omaha, NE
Laicized: 11/3/2020
Fr. Allan F. Kirk, S.J. 3/21/34 8/8/52 + 1978-1979 St. Ignatius College Prep
Chicago, IL
Deceased: 8/11/2006
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. Edward J. Konat, S.J. 10/20/45 9/1/64 s 1974 Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI Dismissed:
1981
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 + 1965-1978 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 + 1954-57;
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. 7/22/29 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. John N. Morfin, S.J. 6/27/36 8/8/54 s 1970-1971 Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI Incardinated
into the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston: 1983
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. Edward L. Pigott, S.J. 8/28/37 8/8/55 + 1973-1977

1982-1983

1986-1990

1992-1995

St. Xavier High School
Cincinnati, OH
Deceased 12/27/2020
Fr. John J. Powell, S.J. 9/22/25 8/20/43 + 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. 4/30/41 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 + 1974-1981 Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI Permanently removed from Public Ministry.
Mr. Paul F. Rodgers, S.J. 2/28/55 9/1/74 + 1979-1981 St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH Dismissed: 6/13/1982
Br. J. Patrick Sheehy, S.J. 11/12/40 4/1/59 + 1967
.
1975
.
1984-1988
Chaplain, Marion County Sheriff’s Department;
Residing at Brebeuf Jesuit Community
Dismissed: 6/13/1982
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
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.

Name Date of Birth Date of Entrance Single allegation (s) Year of Incident(s) Source for inclusion on this list 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
Dismised: 6/20/1975
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. John M. Scott, S.J. 4/8/13 8/8/31 s 1969 Campion High School
Prairie du Chien, WI
Deceased: 12/27/2007
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
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.

Name Date of Birth Date of Entrance Single allegation (s) Year 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. 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 Deceased: 11/12/2020
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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