Fr. Arnold L. Custer – Diocese of San Jose

On Behalf of | Dec 24, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Arnold Custer

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Ordained: 1945

Died: 1969

Assignment History:

  • 1936-1939: Marquette High School (Yakima, WA)
  • 1939-1943: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1943-1944: Novitiate (Sheridan, OR)
  • 1944-1945: St. Paul’s Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1945-1946: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1946-1950: St. Ignatius Mission (St. Ignatius, MT)
  • 1950-1952: St. Thomas Church (Harlem, MT)
  • 1952-1961: Sacred Heart Church (Seward, AK)
  • 1961-1962: St. Anthony’s Church (Anchorage, AK)
  • 1962-1966: St. Paul’s Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1966-1967: Benedictine Nursing Home (Mt. Angel, OR)
  • 1967-1969: Mt. St. Joseph Nursing Home (Portland, OR)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Arnold Custer:

Fr. Arnold Custer was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1945 who served in multiple dioceses parishes including in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2018, he was included on the Great-Falls Billings list of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse, as well as on the Jesuits West Province list. Very little is known of Custer’s allegations as the Order 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 Custer’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

Fr. Custer died in 1969.

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