Rev. Eugene A. Maio, S.J.—Assignment Record

Summary of Case: Accused in suit of sexually abusing one person at Marymount High School in Los Angeles, during the time Maio was on the faculty of the Jesuits' Loyola University. Previously trained in Kansas City KS archdiocese as student priest, and afterward was on the faculty of the Jesuits' St. Louis University in St. Louis archdiocese for 2 years. May have been laicized in 1970 or 1971. Taught Spanish at University of Akron and retired in 1996. Worked with poor in Santo Domingo. Was living in Akron OH area in 2003.


Start Stop Parish Town State Position Notes
1960 1961 St. Mary’s College St. Mary's KS Student priest. Indexed as priest of Kansas City KS archdiocese.
1961 1962 San Domenico Florence Italy Listed in entry for Jesuits’ Missouri Province Educational Institute, 4511 West Pine Blvd., St Louis MO, as one of the “priests of the province serving abroad.” Indexed as a St. Louis priest.
1962 1968 Loyola University Los Angeles CA Teacher Indexed here in the 1968 Directory but not listed at Loyola.
    Marymount High School

Los Angeles

• Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing someone here in 1963. See LA Times database and report of LA archdiocese (PDF p. 5, no. 34).

1968 1970 St. Louis University St. Louis MO   Said to have been laicized in 1970 or 1971.
    University of Akron Akron OH Spanish professor. Retired 1996. After retirement, Maio worked among poor in Santo Domingo (see university website.) Was living near Akron OH in 2003 (see a letter to a newspaper).

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1961-70).

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This assignment record collates Maio's career history as it is represented in the Official Catholic Directory with one allegation, reported by the Los Angeles archdiocese in 2004 and the Los Angeles Times in 2006. We make no representation regarding the truth of the allegation we report. We remind our readers that in the U.S. judicial system, a person is considered innocent until proven guilty.

This assignment record was last updated on 1/6/08.