Tag: Arnold L. Custer

Fr. Arnold L. Custer – Diocese of San Jose

Father Arnold L. Custer

Diocese of San Jose/Jesuits


Ordained: 1945

Dead: 1969

Assignment History:

  • 1936-1939: Marquette High School (Yakima, WA)
  • 1939-1943: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1943-1944: Novitiate (Sheridan, OR)
  • 1944-1945: St. Paul’s Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1945-1946: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1946-1950: St. Ignatius Mission (St. Ignatius, MT)
  • 1950-1952: St. Thomas Church (Harlem, MT)
  • 1952-1961: Sacred Heart Church (Seward, AK)
  • 1961-1962: St. Anthony’s Church (Anchorage, AK)
  • 1962-1966: St. Paul’s Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1966-1967: Benedictine Nursing Home (Mt. Angel, OR)
  • 1967-1969: Mt. St. Joseph Nursing Home (Portland, OR)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Arnold L. Custer:

Fr. Arnold L. Custer was ordained a priest in 1945. In 2018, Custer was included on the Great-Falls Billings list under priests accused of sexual abuse. He was also included on the Jesuits West Province list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. Very little is known of Custer’s allegations as the Jesuits West Province has not released any information about the year the abuse was reported nor when it took place. In addition, information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Custer’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

Custer died in 1969.

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