Jesuits

Two former Jesuit officials resign from Gonzaga University after revelations about abusive priests

Dec 21, 2018
Emily Schwing / Northwest News Network

  This story was produced in partnership with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

 

Two priests in high-level positions at Gonzaga University resigned today. Both previously held leadership roles in the Jesuits’ Oregon Province while it sent Jesuits accused of sexual abuse to live in a home on campus.

Jesuits sent priests accused of sexual abuse to retire on Gonzaga's campus

Dec 17, 2018

On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole “Western Alaska’s Hippest DJ … Comin’ at Ya with Rock’n’Roll ’n’ Religion.”