Fr. Bernard P. Knoth

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis IN

Resigned in 2003 as president of Loyola University in New Orleans after allegations he sexually abused a student at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis, where he was principal 1986-88. Prior to New Orleans Knoth worked at universities in Washington DC and Chicago. The abuse is alleged to have occurred in 1986. He denied it. Order deemed complaint credible. Privileges removed. As of 1/07 he was working in private business in Sarasota, FL. Laicized 8/29/09. On Indianapolis archdiocese’s list 10/12/18. On New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18. On Jesuits Midwest list 12/17/18. Multiple allegations noted.


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