Tag: Rene Astruc

Fr. Rene Astruc – Diocese of San Jose

Father Rene Astruc

Diocese of San Jose/Jesuits

Fr. Rene Astruc Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1954

Dead: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1950-1951: Holy Cross Mission (Holy Cross, AK)
  • 1951-1955: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1955-1956: Paray-le-Monial (France)
  • 1956-1962: St. Michael’s (St. Michaels, AK)
  • 1962-1963: St. John Berchmans Church (Galena, AK)
  • 1963-1964: Holy Cross Mission (Holy Cross, AK)
  • 1964-1970: St. Mary’s (St. Mary, AK)
  • 1970-1975: Chancery (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1976-1978: Chancery (Fairbanks, AK)
  • 1970-1980: Jesuit Residence (Anchorage, AK)
  • 1980-1982: St. Joseph’s (Kotlik, AK)
  • 1982-1996: Jesuit Residence (Anchorage, AK)
  • 1996-1998: Returned to the Province of  France
  • 1998-2002: Bro. Joe Prince Community (St. Mary’s, AK)
  • Oct. 2001-June 2002: Mary Conrad Center Rest Home (Anchorage, AK)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Rene Astruc:

Fr. Rene Astruc was a native of France and was ordained a Jesuit priest of the Oregon Province in 1954. He spent his career in Alaska, among the Yup’ik people.

According to media reports, there have been at least two accusations against Astruc, as revealed in the Diocese of Fairbanks bankruptcy documents in 2010. In 2007, three women are said to have come forward with accusations that Astruc sexually abused them as minors over three decades in remote Native schools and orphanages where he worked.

In 2018, Astruc was included on the Jesuits West Province list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. It notes reports in 2009 of abuse that took place in 1959-1967, the mid-’60s, 1965-1966, 1975, and 1982-1985.

In 2020, Astruc was included on the Archdiocese of Anchorage list of those credibly accused of child sex abuse. It notes an allegation against Astruc of sexual misconduct involving a minor in 1976 and a vulnerable adult. Astruc was at the Jesuit Residence in Anchorage from 1971-1996.

Astruc died in 2002.

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