Fr. Richard J. Pauson – Diocese of San Jose

On Behalf of | Dec 31, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Richard Pauson

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Ordained: 1957

Dead: 1971

Assignment History:

  • 1955-1956: Alma College (Los Gatos, CA)
  • 1957-1958: St. Mary’s College (St. Mary’s, KS)
  • 1958-1959: St. Paul’s Mission (Hays, MT)
  • 1959-1960: Manresa Hall (Port Townsend, WA)
  • 1960-1963: St. Thomas the Apostle (Harlem, MT)
  • 1963-1965: St. Xavier’s Mission (St. Xavier, Crow Indian Reservation, MT)
  • 1965-1968: St. Joseph Children’s Home (Culdesac, ID)
  • 1965-1971: Sacred Heart (Lapwai, ID)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Pauson:

Fr. Richard Pauson was ordained a Jesuit priest of the Oregon Province in 1957, who also served in the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2011, his name was included on the Oregon Province’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. In 2018, his name was also included on the Jesuits West Province list. It noted allegations reported in 2009 in reference to abuse that took place in 1967-1968, while he was assigned to Sacred Heart in Idaho. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown.

Fr. Pauson died in 1971.

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