Fr. William J. Walsh

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

In 1996 five of Walsh’s nieces told the Jesuits that Walsh sexually abused them hundreds of times as children in the 1940s-60s, when they were ages 5-14. Walsh was teaching in China in 1996. He was recalled, assigned to the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown Univ, and sent to treatment. The women made their allegations public in 1998 because the Order had not removed their uncle. Placed on leave. Per the Order’s MD Province, there were credible allegations against Walsh 1950s -1980s. After his removal in 1998, he lived until 2010 at Ferdinand Wheeler House in Baltimore, then the Colombiere Jesuit Community until his death at age 95 in 12/18. On the province’s list 12/17/18. Added to Baltimore archdiocese’s list in 2/19.


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