Fr. William Norbert Bischoff
As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the province agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the province who are identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. Bischoff’s name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him. Worked in San Francisco, Spokane, Seattle, Great Falls, and Portland OR dioceses. Died 10/27/91. On the Jesuit West Province list 12/7/19. It notes abuse reported in 2009, occurring 1953-56, 1957-61 and 1962.
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