Fr. Edward Stretch – Diocese of San Jose

Father Edward Stretch

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Edward Stretch Diocese of San Jose Horowitz Law

Ordained: Unknown

Died: 1970

Assignment History:

  • 1932-1935: St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1935-1939: Alma College (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1939-1940: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WAS)
  • 1940-1942: Bellarmine Preparatory (San Jose, CA)
  • 1942-1946: U.S. Army Chaplain
  • 1946-1952: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1952-1953: Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1953-1954: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1954-1970: Bellarmine Preparatory (San Jose, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Edward Stretch:

Fr. Edward Stretch was ordained to the priesthood and served in multiple parishes in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2018, his name was included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted a 2012 report of sexual abuse of a minor with a notation “TBD” regarding the year the abuse took place. Information about the age, gender or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

Fr. Stretch died in 1970.

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