Fr. Francis C. Bourbon – Archdiocese of Washington

Father Francis C. Bourbon, s.j.

Archdiocese of Washington

Ordained: 1957

Died: 2007

Assigned as follows:

  • 1968 – 1971 Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC)
  • 1959 – 1968 Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1968 – 1969 Georgetown Preparatory School (N. Bethesda, MD)
  • 1969 – 1977 Scranton Preparatory School (Scranton, PA)
  • 1977 – 1978 Immaculate Conception Parish (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1978 – 1981 Scranton Preparatory School (Scranton, PA)
  • 1981 – 1982 Immaculate Heart Church (High Point, NC)
  • 1982 – 1984 St. Barnabas Church (Arden, NC)
  • 1985 – 1986 Nativity Parish (Buckingham, VA); Our Lady of Peace Church (Appomattox,  VA)
  • 1986 – 1988 Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1988 – 1992 St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church (Riviera Beach, MD)
  • 1992 – 1993 Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV)
  • 1993 – 1994 St. Paul’s Church (Weirton, WV)
  • 1994 – 1996 Nativity of Our Lord Church (Wayne, WV)
  • 1996 – 2003 Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis C. Bourbon:

Father Francis Bourbon, a Jesuit priest, was accused of a single allegation of an unwanted kiss of a minor that took place in Buckingham, Virginia. The estimated time of abuse was 1985. It is unclear whether the victim is male or female, and what age the victim was at the time of the unwanted contact.

In December 2018, Father Francis C. Bourbon’s name appeared on the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus list of Jesuits with credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors since 1950.

In February 2019, Father Bourbon’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s list of credibly accused priests.  His name now appears on the Diocese of Charlotte’s list of credibly accused priests as well.

He died in Granite, Maryland in 2007.

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