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Fr. Charles Bartles – Diocese of Shreveport

Fr. Charles Bartles

Diocese of Shreveport (Jesuits)

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Ordained: 1965

Dead: 1993

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1965-1967: St. Mary’s College (St. Mary’s, KS)
  • 1967-1971: Jesuit High School (Tampa, FL)
  • 1971-1972: Campion College (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • 1972-1978: Ignatius Retreat House (Atlanta, GA)
  • 1972-1978: Marist School (Atlanta, GA)
  • 1978-1982: Our Lady of the Snows (Nulato, AK)
  • 1982-1985: St. John Berchman (Galena, AK)
  • 1985-1986: Monroe High School (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1986-1988: Immaculate Conception (Bethel, AK)
  • Unknown: St. Ann’s Church (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1989-1993: Foreign Mission: Instituto Souza (Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Charles Bartles:

Fr. Charles Bartles  was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1965, and served in Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Alaska, New Orleans, Jamaica, Brazil, and in the Diocese of ShreveportAccording to media reports, in 2010, a child sexual abuse allegation against Fr. Bartles was revealed in the Fairbanks diocese’s bankruptcy reorganization documents.

In 2018, Fr. Bartles was publicly named on the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list of Jesuits with “credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor.” The list notes multiple allegations of child sexual abuse in the 1970s-1980s against Fr. Bartles. His name appeared on the Jesuits West Province 2018 list of Jesuits with “credible claims of sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult.” The list noted that the allegations in 1973-1974 and 1978 against the priest were reported in 2009.

In December 2018, the Diocese of Shreveport listed Fr. Bartles under the heading “release of names of Jesuits removed for sexual abuse of minors: priests who served in the Diocese of Shreveport.” The Archdiocese of Atlanta included his name on its 2020 list of “Religious order/other diocesan priests with credible allegations of child abuse outside the Diocese of Atlanta.”

Fr. Bartles died in 1993

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Shreveport in Louisiana.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Louisiana, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Shreveport may now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Louisiana and nationwide.  We can help. 

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Fr. Charles Bartles – Diocese of Palm Beach

Father Charles Bartles 

Diocese of Palm Beach/Jesuits

 

Ordained: 1965

Dead: 1993

Assignment History:

  • 1965-1967: St. Mary’s College (St. Mary’s, KS)
  • 1967-1971: Jesuit High School (Tampa, FL)
  • 1971-1972: Campion College (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • 1972-1978: Ignatius Retreat House (Atlanta, GA)
  • 1972-1978: Marist School (Atlanta, GA)
  • 1978-1982: Our Lady of the Snows (Nulato, AK)
  • 1982-1985: St. John Berchman (Galena, AK)
  • 1985-1986: Monroe High School (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1986-1988: Immaculate Conception (Bethel, AK)
  • Unknown: St. Ann’s Church (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1989-1993: Foreign Mission: Instituto Souza (Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Charles Bartles:

Fr. Charles Bartles was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1965. He went on to work in Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Alaska, New Orleans, Jamaica, and Brazil. In 2010, there was an accusation of molesting at least one child against Bartles that was revealed in the Fairbanks diocese’s bankruptcy reorganization documents.

In 2018, the Jesuit Order also released a list of credibly accused Jesuit Priests formerly assigned to Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida in which Bartles was named.

Bartles died in 1993.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Palm Beach in Florida. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Florida, contact our office today. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Florida and nationwide. We can help. 

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Eleven Jesuits Accused of Sexual Abuse Have Florida Connections

The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province has released the names of forty two Jesuits with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.  The list includes eleven Jesuits with ties to the State of Florida. 

The Jesuits are also known as the Society of Jesuits.  They have more than 16,000 priests and brothers worldwide and are the largest male religious order in the Catholic Church.

The Jesuits’ list contains the names of Jesuits who are or were members of the U.S. Central and Southern (UCS) Province and its predecessor entities: the New Orleans Province, the Missouri Province, or the Independent Region of Puerto Rico of the Society of Jesus.   The following is the complete list of credibly accused Jesuits:

  • Michael O. Barry, SJ
  • Charles Bartles, SJ
  • Jody Blanchard, SJ 
  • Claude P. Boudreaux, SJ
  • John Campbell, SJ
  • Cornelius J. Carr, SJ (New York Province which is now part of USA Northeast Province)
  • Mark A. Clark, SJ
  • Francis X. Cleary SJ
  • James A. Condon, SJ (Chicago Province which is now part of USA Midwest Province)
  • Charles G. Coyle, SJ
  • Edward D. DeRussy, SJ
  • Donald Dickerson, SJ
  • Burton J. Fraser, SJ (Wisconsin Province which is now part of USA Midwest Province)
  • Chester E. Gaiter, SJ
  • Thomas J. Hatrel, SJ
  • Thomas J. Hidding, SJ
  • John W. Hough, SJ
  • Francis J. Kegel, SJ
  • Dennis P. Kirchoff, SJ
  • Bernard P. Knoth, SJ (Chicago Province which is now part of USA Midwest Province)
  • Philip D. Kraus, SJ
  • Francis M. Landwermeyer, SJ
  • Gerhardt B. Lehmkuhl, SJ
  • Alfonso Madrid, SJ (Province of Mexico)
  • Eugene A. Maio, SJ
  • Vincent R. Malatesta, SJ    
  • James L. McShane, SJ
  • Edward P. Murphy, SJ
  • Thomas J. Naughton, SJ (Priest of the New Orleans Province, NOT Brother Thomas Naughton of the Missouri Province)
  • Patrick H. O’Liddy, SJ
  • Vincent A. Orlando, SJ
  • Claude L. Ory, SJ (Brother, formerly in New Orleans Province, now Maryland Province)
  • Austin N. Park SJ
  • J. Donald Pearce, SJ
  • George M. Pieper, SJ
  • Paul C. Pilgram, SJ
  • Elmo J. Rogero, SJ
  • Norman J. Rogge, SJ
  • Anthony J. Short, SJ
  • Arthur O. Verdieck, SJ
  • Richard H. Witzofsky, SJ (Brother)
  • Benjamin Wren, SJ

The following individuals had an assignment at a parish or school in the State of Florida:

Thomas J. Hidding, SJ served at Gesu Parish in Miami and Jesuit High School in Tampa.  

Birth: 1950

Ordination: 1986

Status of Individual: Left Society of Jesus 2003; Deceased 2005

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s

Removed from Ministry: 2002

Vincent A. Orlando, SJ – worked at Jesuit High School in Tampa.

Birth: 1941

Ordination: 1974

Status of Individual: Removed from ministry and lives under supervision

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s 

Removed from Ministry: 2002 

Claude P. Boudreaux, SJ – worked at Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL 

Birth: 1924

Ordination: 1955

Status of Individual: Deceased 2016 

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s 

Removed from Ministry: 2004 

Edward D. DeRussy, SJ – worked at Jesuit High School in Tampa; served in Sacred Heart Church in Tampa; St. Joseph Church in Zephyrhills; and St. Benedict Church in Zephyrhills, Florida.

Ordination: 1957

Status of Individual: Deceased 2001 

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s

Removed from Ministry: Restricted from ministry with minors 1991 

Austin N. Park, SJ – worked at Gesu Parish in Miami and Sacred Heart Schurch in Tampa

Birth: 1918

Ordination: 1955

Status of Individual: Deceased 2013 

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s 

Removed from Ministry: N/A – already out of ministry due to dementia when allegations received

Francis M. Landwermeyer, SJ – worked at Jesuit High School in Tampa

Birth: 1934

Ordination: 1966

Status of Individual: Left Society of Jesus and Priesthood, 2011; Deceased 2018

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s, 1970s 

Removed from Ministry: 2010

 J. Donald Pearce, SJ – worked at Gesu Parish in Miami

Birth: 1925

Ordination: 1959

Status of Individual: Deceased 2016

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s

Removed from Ministry: Retired from Ministry in 2003 due to poor health

Norman J. Rogge, SJ – worked at Jesuit High School in Tampa and Sacred Heart Church in Tampa

Birth: 1925

Ordination: 1956

Status of Individual: Deceased 2009 

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s, 1970s 

Removed from Ministry: 2002

Cornelius J. Carr, SJ  – worked at St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine and Christ the King Church in Jacksonville)

Birth: 1920 

Ordination: 1951

Status of Individual: Deceased 2013

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s, 1990s

Removed from Ministry: 2005 (by the New York Province due to allegations they received)

Thomas J. Hatrel, SJ – worked at Jesuit High School in Tampa

Birth: 1922

Ordination: 1952

Status of Individual: Deceased 1988

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s while applied to the Oregon Province

Removed from Ministry: N/A – deceased when allegation received

Charles Bartles, SJ  –  worked at St. Ann Church Churh in West Palm Beach and Jesuit High School in Tampa

Birth: 1936 

Ordination: 1965

Status of Individual: Deceased 1993

Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s or 1980s

Removed from Ministry: N/A – deceased when listed

Attorney Adam Horowitz represents children and adults who were victims of sexual abuse by clergymen of all denominations in civil lawsuits.  If you or someone you know was a victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault by a Jesuit priest or brother,  contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse attorney Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com