Fr. George S. Endal – Archdiocese of San Francisco

On Behalf of | Dec 11, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father George S. Endal

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Jesuits

Ordained: 1932

Dead: 1996

Assignment History:

  • 1933-1936: Bellarmine High School (Tacoma, WA)
  • 1936-1938: Holy Cross Mission (Holy Cross, AK)
  • 1936-1938: Anvik, Banezila, on the Yukon River. Sleitmute, Napaimute Tuluksak, Akiak, Bethel, on Kuskokwim River, all Eskimo tribes. These were stations of Holy Cross Mission (AK)
  • 1938-1947: St. Lawrence’s (Mountain Village, AK)
  • 1938-1947: Chukartulik, Annok, Pitka’s Point, Fish Village. These were stations of St. Lawrence’s in Mountain Village (AK)
  • 1945-1946: Pilot Station, Chukartulik, Tukchuk, Marshall. These were stations of St. Lawrence’s in Mountain Village (AK)
  • 1947-1948: St. Ignatius (Alakanuk, AK)
  • 1947-1948: Fish Village and Villages of Yukon Delta. These were stations of St. Ignatius in Alakanuk (AK)
  • 1948-1962: Holy Rosary Mission (Dillingham, AK)
  • 1954-1962: Clark’s Point, Naknek, King Salmon. These were stations of the Holy Rosary Mission in Dillingham (AK)
  • 1962-1965: Our Lady of the Snows (Nulato, AK)
  • 1962-1965: Koyukuk, Huslia. Station of Our Lady of the Snows in Nulato (AK)
  • 1965-1968: Little Flower of Jesus (Hooper Bay, AK)
  • 1965-1966: Scammon Bay. This was a station of Little Flower of Jesus in Hooper Bay (AK)
  • 1968-1982: St. Michael’s (St. Michael, AK)
  • 1968-1982: Stebbins, Unalakleet. These were stations of St. Michael’s in St. Michael (AK)
  • 1982-1987: Church of the Holy Angels (Unalakleet, AK)
  • 1987-1996: Retired/Pioneer Home of Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father George S Endal:

Fr. George S Endal was a Jesuit priest of the Oregon Province ordained in 1932. He lived and worked in remote Alaskan villages from 1936 until 1987 when he retired to an assisted living facility in Anchorage.

According to media reports, in a 2011 settlement, Endal was named one of the Jesuits’ top ten worst alleged offenders, with 26 claims of child sexual abuse against him. His victims included boys and girls. He was also a supervisor of two other Jesuits accused of sexually abusing children, however, he took no action when sexual abuse allegations were made against him.

Additionally, from about 1968 through mid-1975 a volunteer studying to become a deacon, Joseph Lundowski, worked closely with Endal, traveling with him from village to village. Lundowski reportedly targeted native Alaskan boys. For over seven years, in a village called St. Michael, almost all the children were molested or raped by the two men.

At least 60 survivors have come forward with sexual abuse allegations against Endal. Some accusers have said that he knew Lundowski was abusing them and told the children that it would be a mortal sin to tell anyone. In 1975, Lundowski was caught in the act and sent away, but Endal continued to abuse the children for another eight years. The police were never contacted.

According to media reports, Endal also reportedly told a little girl that if she told anyone, she would go straight to hell. She was allegedly abused by Endal in the church rectory in Hooper Bay, Arkansas on many occasions between 1966-1968 when she was 9 through 12 years old. At least one of his victims, a girl, is said to have later taken her own life. In 2010, as part of a bankruptcy plan, the Diocese of Fairbanks paid $9.8 million to nearly 300 victims and was ordered to post on its website the list of all suspected abusers. Endal was included on the Diocese of Fairbanks list.

It is noted that allegations of abuse against Endal occurred in 1955-1960, 1964-1968, 1973-1976, and 1978-1982, all of which were reported in 2004, 2008, and 2009.

In 2018, George S Endal was included on a list of priests by the Jesuits West Province who was named as being “credibly accused” of child sex abuse.

Endal died in 1996.

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