Tag: Thomas Sullivan

Fr. Thomas Sullivan – Diocese of San Jose

Father Thomas Sullivan

Diocese of San Jose/Jesuits

Fr. Thomas Sullivan Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1944

Dead: 1992

Assignment History:

  • 1944-1945: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1945-1946: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1946-1947: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1947-1955: Manresa Retreat House (Azusa, CA)
  • 1955-1960: Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1960-1963: University of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1962-1966: University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1966-1969: Jesuit Curia (Rome, Italy)
  • 1969-1978: University of Hawaii Newman Center (Oahu, HI)
  • 1978-1992: Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Sullivan:

Fr. Thomas Sullivan was a Jesuit priest who worked in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Azusa, and Los Angeles, California, in addition to Rome, Italy.

In 2002, Sullivan was accused of abuse that took place in 1953 while he was assigned to Manresa Retreat House in Azusa, California. In 2003, he was then sued by a former student from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California who claimed he was abused by Sullivan between 1956-1958. 

In 2018, Sullivan was included on the Jesuits West Province list named as being credibly accused of child sex abuse. It notes sexual abuse reported in 2009 that took place from 1956-1958. Information about the age/gender or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown. 

Sullivan appears on the 2004 list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct released by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Report, there were a total of 3 accusers that reported abuse from Sullivan from 1952-1958.

Sullivan died in 1992.

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