Tag: William J. Wood

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 Wood was a Jesuit priest for 62 years. During his years of active ministry, Fr. 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. Fr. Wood died in 2014 at the age of 80 while in the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos after many years of illness. In 2018, Fr. Wood was named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province.

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. William J. Wood (Jesuits) – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father William Wood 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

William Wood Archdiocese of Los Angeles Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1965

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 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 Abuse Allegations against Father William Wood:

According to media reports, in 2013, Father William J. Wood’s name was quietly added, along with 24 others, to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Final Addendum of its list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

The 24 names were disclosed in a report posted on the archdiocese’s website along with 12,000 pages of internal records detailing how the church dealt with child sexual abuse claims. BishopAccountability.org, a non-profit group that researches and archives documents related to clergy sex abuse, originally uncovered the list and published the names of the suspected offenders.

In 2018, Father Wood’s name was also included on the Jesuits West Province list, which noted a report in 2002 of the sexual abuse of a minor that same year. He died 2014.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or other Catholic clergy in California State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options, 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 Los Angeles and nationwide. We can help.

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