Fr. William Scanlon (Jesuit) – Archdiocese of New York

Father William Scanlon

Archdiocese of New York

Ordained: 1970

Restricted: 1994

Impeded: 2011

Assigned as follows:

  • 1964-1967      McQuaid Jesuit (Rochester, NY)
  • 1971-1972      Xavier High School (New York, NY)
  • 1972-1974      Fordham University (Bronx, NY)
  • 1974-1976      St. Peter’s University (Jersey City, NJ)
  • 1976-1980      Canisius College (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1980-1992      St. Joseph’s Parish (Benin City, Nigeria)
  • 1993-1996      Provinces (FgM)
  • 1996-2002      NY Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau Inc. (New York, NY)
  • 1996-2004      St. Ignatius Loyola Residence (New York, NY)
  • 1999-2007      NY Catholic Medical Mission Board Inc. (New York, NY)
  • 2000-2001      St. Pius Church (Redwood City, CA)
  • 2003-2004      Development Office of the New York Province (New York, NY)
  • 2003-2013      Jesuit Provincial’s Office (Murray-Weigel Hall) (New York, NY)
  • 2008-2019      Fordham University (Bronx, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father William Scanlon:

Father William Scanlon was a Jesuit priest who worked at various schools. According to the Jesuits, upon a 1994 investigation, he admitted to abusing minors from 1985 to 1994. He was “restricted,” yet in the Jesuits official magazine in 2010, he was shown giving Holy Communion. His priestly faculties were removed by the Jesuits in 2011.

Father Scanlon’s name was not listed in the 2018 edition of the Official Catholic Directory. He lived at Murray-Weigel Hall retirement residences at Fordham University from at least 2008 to 2019, serving as its chaplain.

In January 2019, his name was included on the Jesuit’s Northeast Province’s list of “USA Northeast Province Jesuits with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.”

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