Fr. Arthur Falvey – Diocese of San Jose

Father Arthur Falvey 

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Arthur Falvey  Diocese of San Jose Horowitz Law

Ordained:  1930

Dead:  1966

Assignment History:

  • 1930-1931: Weston College (Weston, MA)
  • 1931-1932: Bellarmine College Prep. (San Jose, CA)
  • 1932-1933: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1933-1940: Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1940-1948: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1948-1955: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1955-1961: St. Ignatius (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1961-1964: University of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1964-1965: Jesuit High School (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1965-1966: St. Gall’s (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1965-1966: Our Lady of Tahoe (Zephyr Cove, NV)
  • 1965-1966: Stewart Indian School (Carson City, NV)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Arthur Falvey:

Fr. Arthur Falvey was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1930, who served in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2009,  he was named in a lawsuit claiming that he repeatedly raped a 7-year-old boy over a four-year period beginning in 1954 when Falvey was assigned to St. Ignatius Church in Sacramento, California. The Jesuit religious order paid $100,000 to the survivor who claimed he was sexually abused by the Catholic priest at St. Ignatius Church in Sacramento more than 50 years ago. Falvey was the brother of Fr. Mark Falvey who abused at least 10 children in California and was the subject of a 2007 settlement by the Jesuits.

In 2018, Falvey was included on a list of priests in the Diocese of Sacramento list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. In 2019, he was also included on the Jesuits West Province list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. 

Falvey died in 1966.

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