Tag: William N. Bischoff

Fr. William N. Bischoff – Diocese of San Jose

Father William N. Bischoff

Diocese of San Jose/Jesuits

Fr. William N. Bischoff Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1947

Dead: 1991

Assignment History:

  • 1947-1950: Alma College (Alma, CA)
  • 1950-1952: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • 1953-1954: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1954-1962: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • 1965-1966: Montana Indian Missions (Great Falls, MT)
  • 1966-1969: Jesuit Missions (Portland, OR)
  • 1969-1991: Seattle University (Seattle, WA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father William N. Bischoff:

Fr. William N. Bischoff was a Jesuit priest of the Oregon Province, ordained in 1947. According to media reports, he was an academic affiliated with the Jesuits’ Gonzaga University in Spokane in the 1950s, and Seattle University from 1969 until his death. He appears to have been based in the Province’s Indian Missions during the 1960s.

Bischoff’s name was included on the Province’s 2011 list of “perpetrators of sexual abuse”; the Jesuits agreed to post the list on its website as part of its bankruptcy reorganization plan.

In 2018, Bischoff was 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 1953-1956, 1957-1961, and 1962. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victims and the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown. 

Bischoff died in 1991.

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