Tag: John Joseph Brown

Fr. John Joseph Brown – Diocese of San Jose

Father John Joseph Brown

Diocese of San Jose/Jesuits


Ordained: 1948

Dead: 1987

Assignment History:

  • 1942-1945: Sacred Heart Mission (Desmet, ID)
  • 1945-1949: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1949-1950: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1950-1957: Sacred Heart Mission (Desmet, ID)
  • 1957-1958: St. Ignatius Mission (St. Ignatius, MT)
  • 1958-1967: St. Charles Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1967-1970: St. Paul’s Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1970-1971: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • 1971-1976: Sacred Heart Church (Wellpinit, WA)
  • 1976-1978: Mount St. Michael’s (Spokane, WA)
  • 1978-1980: St. Andrew’s Mission (Pendleton, OR)
  • 1980-1982: Catholic Church (Ferndale, WA)
  • 1982-1983: St. Joachim’s Church (Marietta, WA)
  • 1983-1985: St. Michael’s Institute (Spokane, WA)
  • 1985-1986: Regis community (Spokane, WA)
  • 1986-1987: Gonzaga University Community (Spokane, WA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Joseph Brown:

Fr. John Joseph Brown was a Jesuit priest, ordained in 1948. According to media reports, as part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy, and who have not denied the allegation.

In 2018, Brown was included on the Great Falls-Billings list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. In 2018, Brown was also included on the Jesuits West Province list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. It notes abuse reported in 2009 that took place in 1953-1959. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victims and the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown. 

Brown died in 1987.

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