Fr. James M. McDonough – Diocese of San Jose

Father James McDonough

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

James McDonough Diocese of San Jose Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1961

Died: 2006

Assignment History:

  • 1955-1958: Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, WA)
  • 1958-1962: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1962-1963: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1963-1970: Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, WA)
  • 1970-1971: St. Joseph’s Church (Seattle, WA)
  • 1971-1972: Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, WA)
  • 1972-1974: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • 1974-1978: Jesuit High School (Portland, OR)
  • 1978-1979: Provincial Residence (Portland, OR)
  • 1979-1980: Blessed Sacrament Church (Rapid City, SD)
  • 1980-1983: St. Martin’s Academy (Rapid City, SD)
  • 1983-1984: St. Aloysius Church (Spokane, WA)
  • 1984-1986: Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane, WA)
  • 1986-1989: Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, WA)
  • 1989-1997: Colombiere Community (Portland, OR)
  • 1997-2006: Gonzaga University Community (Spokane, WA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father James McDonough:

Fr. James McDonough was a Jesuit priest, ordained in 1961, who served in multiple dioceses on the west coast, including 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. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, when the abuse occurred or when it was reported is unknown.

In 2019, Fr. McDonough was included on the Diocese of Rapid City list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. It is noted there was a single allegation against him. 

Fr. McDonough died in 2006.

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