Father Thomas E. Connolly
Diocese of San Jose/Jesuits
- 1956-1959: Gonzaga Preparatory School (Spokane, WA)
- 1965-1966: Menominee County Court House (Keshena, WI)
- 1966-1973: Pacific Northwest Indian Center (Spokane, WA)
- 1973-1976: St. Mary Mission (Omak, WA)
- 1976-1977: St. Aloysius Church (Spokane, WA)
- 1977-2010: Sacred Heart Mission (DeSmet, ID)
- 2010-2011: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
- 2011-2016: Regis Community (Spokane, WA)
- 2016- Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (Los Gatos, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas E. Connolly:
Fr. Thomas E. Connolly was ordained a priest of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus in 1963.
According to media reports, Connolly‘s name was included in 2011 on a list of Jesuits identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse. The Province agreed to make the list public as part of a bankruptcy reorganization plan which included Connolly’s name. However, details of accusations against Connolly were not provided.
In 2018, Connolly was included on the Jesuits West Province list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. Very little is known of Connolly’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 Connolly’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.
In 2019, Connolly was named on the Diocese of Boise list. It notes an allegation reported in 2012 that took place in the early 1980s while at Sacred Heart Mission in DeSmet, Idaho.
Connolly retired in 2010. As of 2016, he was living at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. His current whereabouts are unknown.
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