Fr. Patrick J. Conway – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Patrick J. Conway 

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Fr. Patrick J. Conway Horowitz Law

Ordained:  1934

Dismissed:  1950

Assignment History:

  • 1927-1929: St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1929-1931: Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1931-1934: St. Mary’s College (St. Mary’s, KA)
  • 1934-1935: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1935-1937: St. Francis Xavier’s (Missoula, MT)
  • 1937-1938: St. Stanislaus’ (Lewiston, ID)
  • 1938-1946: Bellarmine High School (Tacoma, WA)
  • 1946-1947: Gonzaga University High School (Spokane, WA)
  • 1947-1951: St. Francis Xavier Mission (Crow Indian Reservation/St. Xavier, MT)
  • 1947-1951: Our Lady of Loretto (Lodgegrass, MT)
  • 1947-1951: St. Anthony’s (Wyola, MT)
  • 1947-1951: St. Denis (Crow Agency, MT)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Patrick J Conway:

In 2018, Fr. Patrick J Conway was included on a list of priests in the Great Falls-Billings Diocese who was named as being “credibly accused” of child sex abuse. Conway was also included in the Per Jesuits West list in 2018. 

According to the Bishop Accountability website, Conway was a priest of the Jesuits’ Oregon Province, ordained in 1934. He was assigned to parishes in Missoula, Montana and Lewiston, Idaho, high schools in Tacoma and Spokane, Washington, and to a mission on the Crow Indian reservation in Montana. His whereabouts after 1951 are unknown. Conway’s name was included on the Province’s 2011 list of “perpetrators of sexual abuse”. The Jesuits agreed to post the list on its website as part of its bankruptcy reorganization plan.

Information about the age/gender of his alleged victims/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown. It is only noted that there was a report received in 2009 against Conway in reference to an abuse of a minor that took place from 1945-1949.

Conway was dismissed circa 1950.

His status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1951 and on, is unknown.

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