Fr. Archibald M. McDowell

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Died: 07/16/1994
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Taught at University of Portland 1949-59. Accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy in 1956. In 1958 the Provincial of the order wrote to McDowell noting two canonical warnings already on his record, one of which was for fondling two high school boys. Sued prior to 7/02 by a boy he allegedly molested in 1956. Archdiocese paid $10K in 2003 to settle one claim. Also taught in Austin, TX. On the order’s list 6/12/19. It notes multiple allegations received1949-50s of abuse occurring in OR, IN, and LA. Permanently removed from ministry in 1962. Died 1994. On New Orleans’ list in 6/19.


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