Fr. Francis Fallert – Diocese of San Jose

Father Francis Fallert

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Francis Fallert Diocese of San Jose Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1952

Died: 1990

Assignment History:

  • 1952-1953: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1953-1954: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1954-1956: St. Michael’s (St. Michael’s, AK)
  • 1956-1965: Cooper Valley School (Glenallen, AK)
  • 1958-1965: Holy Family (Glenallen, AK)
  • 1965-1974: St. Joseph’s (Tununak, AK)
  • 1974-1975: St. Catherine’s (Chefornak, AK)
  • 1974-1975: Sacred Heart (Chefornak, AK)
  • 1977-1982: Alaska Jesuit Superior’s Residence in Fairbanks
  • 1982-1986: St. Lawrence’s (Mountain Village, AK)
  • 1986-1987: Holy Family (Newtok, AK)
  • 1987-1988: House of Prayer (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1988-1990: St. Joseph’s (Tununak, AK)
  • 1988-1990: Holy Family (Newtok, AK)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Francis Fallert:

Fr. Francis Fallert was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province in 1952. Fallert spent most of his priesthood in Alaska, but served briefly in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2009, plaintiffs filed 43 suits against Jesuits and the former provincial alleging the order knew of abusive priests in Alaska and did nothing to stop them. One woman in the suit alleged child sexual abuse by Fallert at St. Michael’s in 1956-1957. Two or more pending claims were shown in the bankruptcy reorganization documents for the Diocese of Fairbanks. Fallert was listed as a priest that had complaints by more than one person.

In 2018, Fallert was included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted allegations reported in 2009 in reference to abuse that took place in 1956-1957 and 1968-1972. 

Fr. Fallert died in 1990.

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