Fr Thomas O’Rourke – Diocese of Phoenix

Father Thomas O’Rourke

Diocese of Phoenix

Ordained: 1943

Died: 1993

Assigned as follows:

  • 1943 – 1944      Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1944 – 1945      Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1945 – 1949      Sacred Heart Novitiate (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1949 – 1956      Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)  
  • 1956 – 1961      St. Ignatius (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1961 – 1969      Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1969 – 1970      Sacred Heart Novitiate (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1970 – 1975      Jesuit Community at the University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1975 – 1993      Brophy College Preparatory School (Phoenix, AZ)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas O’Rourke:

According to media reports, Father Thomas O’Rourke was accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1968 in Los Angeles, while assigned to Loyola High School.  It is unknown when the abuse was reported.

He ministered in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA, as well as in Phoenix, AZ where he was a staff member at Brophy Prep. from 1975 until his death in January 1993. 

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