Fr. Joseph A. Balfe

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1927
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Died 9/29/69. Accused of abuse of students at St. Ignatius Mission Boarding School on Flathead Indian Reservation in late 1950s-early 1960s. One man said he arrived early for mass and found Balfe standing naked in the sacristy. Another said that Balfe asked him during confession what bed he slept in. Named in 5 complaints in 9/11 civil suit against Ursuline Order and Helena Diocese, filed by 45 people against 4 nuns, 6 priests and 1 brother. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/18.


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