Fr. J. Donald Pearce – Archdiocese of Miami

Father J. Donald Pearce

Archdiocese of Miami/Jesuits

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Ordained: 1959

Removed: 2003

Dead: 2016

Assignment History:

  • Jesuit High School (Shreveport, LA)
  • Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA) 
  • Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL) 
  • Loyola University (New Orleans, LA) 
  • Corpus Christi Minor Seminary (Corpus Christi, Texas) 
  • Gesù Parish (Miami, FL) 
  • Holy Name of Jesus Parish (New Orleans, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father J. Donald Pearce:

Fr. Donald Pearce, a Jesuit priest, served as a Spanish teacher, prefect of discipline, and president from 1960-1968. He retired from ministry in 2003, due to poor health. 

According to media reports, in November 2018, Pearce’s name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted an allegation of abuse in the 1960s was received in 2003. No information regarding the allegation including the age/gender of the victims was disclosed. His name also appeared on the Jesuits’ Central and Southern Province’s list in December 2018. 

Pearce died in 2016. 

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