Fr. John R. Shepherd – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father John Shepherd

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Jesuits)

Ordained: 1951

Left Archdiocese: 1958

Died: 1991

Assigned as follows:

  • 1945-1948      Bellarmine College Preparatory (San Jose, CA)
  • 1954-1955      Ryan Preparatory Junior Seminary (Fresno, CA)
  • 1955-1956      Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1957-1958      Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1958-1958      The Jesuit Retreat House of Los Altos (Los Altos, CA)
  • 1956-1958      Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1959-1991      Manresa Retreat House (Azusa, CA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Shepherd:

Father John Shepherd was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1951, who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was assigned to Jesuit high schools in California and Arizona until he left the Archdiocese in 1958.  According to media reports, his name appeared on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ updated list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted incidents of child sexual abuse in the 1970s or 1980s were reported. In December 2018, his name was also added to  the Jesuits West Province list. It noted child sexual abuse incidents in 1978 and the 1980s, reported in 2007 and 2015.

Father Shepherd died in 1991.

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