Tag: Jesuits

Fr. William J. Wood – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father William J. Wood

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

William J. Wood Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1965

Died: 2014

Assignment History:

  • 1958-1961: St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1961-1962: Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1962-1966: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1966-1967: (Wepion, Belgium)
  • 1967-1969: Collegio Bellarmino (Rome, Italy)
  • 1969-1977: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1977-1979: Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, CA)
  • 1979-1984: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1984-1991: Jesuit High School (Carmichael, CA)
  • 1991-1997: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1997-2000: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2000-2002: Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2002-2004: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 2004-2008: Colombiere House (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2008-2014: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father William J Wood:

Fr. William J Wood was a Jesuit priest for 62 years. During his years of active ministry, Wood served at the University of San Francisco, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Santa Clara University, and Verbum Dei High in Los Angeles. He also served as Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference in Sacramento for several years.

According to media reports, the Diocese of Sacramento claimed that allegations were made in 2002, stating Wood sexually abused a minor that same year while at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, California. In 2018, Wood was named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province.

Wood died in 2014 while in the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos after many years of illness.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Carlton E. Whitten – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Carlton E. Whitten

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Carlton E. Whitten Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1961

Removed: 2007

Assignment History:

  • 1961-1962: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1962-1963: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1963-1965: Jesuit High School (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1965-1972: Bellarmine College Prep. (San Jose, CA)
  • 1972-1977: Brophy College Prep. (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1977-1980: St. Ignatius Prep. (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1980-1987: Jesuit High School (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1987-1990: Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-1992: Jesuit High School Community of Sacramento (Carmichael, CA)
  • 1992-1999: Jesuit High School (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1999-2001: San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • 2002-2003: St. Agnes’ (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2004-2007: St. Charles Borromeo (Peoria, AZ)
  • 2008: Bellarmine College Prep. (San Jose, CA)
  • 2009-2018: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Carlton E Whitten:

According to media reports, in December 2007, Fr. Carlton E Whitten, a Jesuit priest, was removed from active ministry while the Jesuits investigated an allegation that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old boy while working at St. Joseph in White Salmon, Washington. Pornography was also found on the computer that he used.

Whitten was reportedly a visiting priest sent to work at St. Joseph temporarily. During his “semi-retirement” years, he frequently worked along the west coast for priests on vacation or leave. He was moved from his residence at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California, to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California, while the allegation of the abuse was investigated.

In October 2012, Whitten was named on the Diocese of Phoenix’s list of names of priests that have been laicized and/or removed from ministry due to sexual misconduct with a minor. Whitten was also named on the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus’ “List of Jesuits from Jesuits West Province with Credible Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Vulnerable Adult” in the section “Jesuits of Jesuit West Province with Credible Claims”. He was also included on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

According to the 2012 Official Catholic Directory, Whitten is was living at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. Whitten died in 2020.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Thomas J. Sullivan – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Thomas J. Sullivan

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Thomas J. Sullivan Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1944

Died: 1992

Assignment History:

  • 1945: Unknown
  • 1946-1947: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1948-1955: Manresa Retreat House (Azusa, CA)
  • 1956-1960: Hiroshima Gakuin High School (Japan)
  • 1961-1963: University of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1964-1966: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1967-1968: Jesuit Curia (Rome, Italy)
  • 1969: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1970-1978: Newman Center University of Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
  • 1979-1989: Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-1991: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas J Sullivan:

Fr. Thomas J Sullivan was a Jesuit priest who worked in California, Japan, Rome, and Hawaii. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing a boy from 1956 to 1958 at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California. At least one civil lawsuit was filed against him. His name appeared on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. Sullivan is also named on the Jesuits West Province list.

Sullivan died in 1992.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Edward M. Stretch – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Edward M. Stretch

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Edward M. Stretch Horowitz LawOrdained: 1932

Died: 1970

Assignment History:

  • 1932-1935: St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1935-1939: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1939-1940: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1940-1942: Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, CA)
  • 1942-1946: U.S. Army Chaplain
  • 1946-1952: Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1952-1953: Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1953-1954: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1954-1970: Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Edward M Stretch:

Fr. Edward M Stretch was named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province on its 2018 list of Deceased and Former California Province Jesuits with Credible Claims. The list notes an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that was reported in 2012. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Stretch died in 1970.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Br. Wellington Joseph Stanislaus – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Brother Wellington Joseph Stanislaus

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Wellington Joseph Stanislaus Horowitz LawOrdained: 1965

Dismissed: 1972

Assignment History:

  • 1968-1971: Juvenile Hall (San Jose, CA)
  • 1970-1971: Novitiate Home for Boys (Los Gatos, CA)
  • St. Francis Parish (Pheonix, AZ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Wellington Joseph Stanislaus:

In 2003, Br. Wellington Joseph Stanislaus, known as “Brother Stan”, was arrested on two felony charges of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in 1969. According to media reports, the abuse occurred at Novitiate Home for Boys in Los Gatos, California, which Stanislaus ran along with serving as the chaplain at Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. Around that time, local authorities began investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the boys’ home and even threatened to indict Stanislaus. In response, the Jesuits transferred Stanislaus to another youth program in Phoenix, Arizona, beginning in 1971 and then later dismissed him from the religious order one year later.

According to media reports, the 2003 criminal investigation revealed that church officials first received reports of Stanislaus’ sexual proclivities in the mid-1960s while he was working as a track coach at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, California. Despite these reports, church officials allowed Stanislaus to start the residential program for troubled boys in Los Gatos. Following media reports of the charges, several adult men came forward to report that they too had been sexually abused by Stanislaus when they were teenagers residing at Novitiate. Some victims described how Stanislaus would arrange to have them transferred from Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall to Novitiate. Once there, the boys were afraid to resist or report the sexual abuse for fear of being sent back to the detention center.

While the criminal charges were still pending, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1994 California Law that retroactively extended the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes against children. Consequently, the charges against Stanislaus were dismissed.

Stanislaus was included on the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus’ “List of Jesuits from Jesuits West Province with Credible Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Vulnerable Adult,” in the section “Deceased and Former California Province Jesuits with Credible Claims”. He was also included on the Diocese of Pheonix list.

It is believed that Br. Stanislaus died in 2018.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Jose F. Ribeiro – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Jose F. Ribeiro

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Jose F. Ribeiro Horowitz LawOrdained: 1965

Died: Unknown

Assignment History:

  • 1975-1981: St. Clare’s Church (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1982-1991: St. Elizabeth’s Church (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1991-1994: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Jose F Ribeiro:

A native from Portugal, Fr. Jose F Ribeiro was a Jesuit priest that worked in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Sacramento. Ribeiro was named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province on its 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Ribeiro was dismissed from the order and returned to Portugal.

It is believed that Ribeiro is deceased.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Thomas E. O’Rourke – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Thomas E. O’Rourke

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Thomas E. O’Rourke Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1943

Died: 1993

Assignment History:

  • 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 Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas E O’Rourke:

Fr. Thomas E O’Rourke was ordained a Jesuit priest and worked in San Francisco and Los Angeles California, as well as in Phoenix, Arizona. According to media reports, in 2003, O’Rourke was accused in a civil lawsuit of sexually abusing a child in 1968 at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California.

O’Rourke was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ “Report to the People of God: Clergy Sexual Abuse Archdiocese of Los Angeles”. O’Rourke is also named on the Jesuits West Province list with credible claims of sexual abuse of a minor and listed on the Diocese of Phoenix’s List of priests and religious communities who have served in the Diocese of Phoenix and have been laicized and/or removed from ministry by their communities due to sexual misconduct with a minor.

O’Rourke died in 1993.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Br. John Rodrigues Moniz – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Brother John R. Moniz

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

John R. Moniz Horowitz LawOrdained: Unknown

Died: 2008

Assignment History:

  • Laurence High School (Burbank, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother John Rodrigues Moniz:

According to media reports, in 1995, Br. John Rodrigues Moniz was convicted of lewd conduct with a four-year-old girl back in 1991 while he was visiting St. Mary’s parish in Los Gatos, California. Moniz was sentenced to three years of probation, as well as ordered to pay the victim’s uninsured medical expenses and psychological treatment.

Moniz’s probation ended in 1998. At the time of the abuse, he lived at Sacred Heart Retirement Center in Los Gatos, CA, a facility the Jesuits used to house troubled priests.

Moniz later moved to Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO, a facility run by the Paracletes and known for treating sexually abusive clerics. Moniz is listed on the Jesuits West province’s 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

Moniz died in 2008.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. James T. Monaghan – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father James T. Monaghan

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

James T. Monaghan Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1946

Dead: 2004

Assignment History:

  • 1946-1947: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1947-1948: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1948-1952: St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1952-1955: Bellarmine College Preparatory School (San Jose, CA)
  • 1955-1962: Brophy College Preparatory School (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1962-1963: St. Ignatius Church (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1963-1971: St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1971-1975: St. Clare’s (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1975-1991: St. Ignatius Parish (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1992-2004: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James T Monaghan:

Fr. James T Monaghan was a California Province Jesuit that worked as a high school teacher, counselor, and parish priest throughout his 58-year career.

According to media reports, Monaghan was accused in the early 1990s of molesting a 7-year-old girl during a counseling session between 1988-1989 at St. Ignatius Parish in Sacramento, California. The then 11-year-old girl had been undergoing counseling by Monaghan when he molested her as she sat on his lap. According to court records, Monaghan continued to deny that the incident ever took place but pleaded no contest to charges related to the accusation at his lawyer’s request. He was sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court to 120 hours of community service and five years’ probation.

Monaghan is listed on the Jesuits West province’s 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. He was sent to live at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA, in 1992, where he remained until he died in 2004.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. John Ralph Moholy – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father John Ralph Moholy

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

John Ralph Moholy Horowitz LawOrdained: Unknown

Died: 1997

Assignment History:

  • 1941-1945: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1945-1946: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA) 
  • 1946-1948: St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA) 
  • 1948-1949: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA) 
  • 1949-1964: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA) 
  • 1964-1969: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA) 
  • 1969-1994: Outside the Jesuit Community 
  • 1994-1997: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Ralph Moholy:

In 2003, Fr. John Ralph Moholy was accused of child sexual abuse that allegedly occurred in 1960. At the time of the abuse, Moholy was working at Loyola University in Los Angeles, California. According to his assignment history, Moholy was assigned to Loyola University from 1949 and 1964. In 2018, the Diocese of Los Angeles publicly named Moholy on its list of archdiocesan clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. In addition, he was included on the Jesuits West Province list in 2018.

Moholy died in 1997, six years before the accusation came to light.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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 California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.