Assignment History– Rev. Gerald/Gerard A. Morin, S.J.

Summary of Case: Morin was ordained in 1942 for the CA Province of the Society of Jesus. He is referred to variously as Gerald or Gerard. He spent his career in parishes and schools in the dioceses/archdioceses of Seattle, Portland in OR, Spokane and, for a few years, in the Vicariate Apostolic of Alaska. For more than thirty years Morin was assigned to St. Leo the Great parish in Tacoma WA. He died in 1992. Morin's name was included on the Seattle archdiocese's list released January 15, 2016 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

: 1942
Died: January 18, 1992


Start Stop Assignments Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Archdiocese of San Francisco

Archbishop was John Joseph Mitty (1935-1961).

1943 Alma College Alma CA 4th year theologian

Theologate of the CA Province, Society of Jesus.



Diocese of Seattle

Bishop was Gerald Shaughnessy, S.M. (1933-1950).

1944 Bellarmine High School Tacoma WA   Bellarmine High had 280 students, all boys.


Shaughnessy was succeeded as Seattle bishop by Thomas Arthur Connolly (1950-1975).

Seattle was established as an archdiocese June 23, 1951).

1955 Manresa Hall Port Townsend WA tertian father Jesuit Tertianship.


Archdiocese of Portland in OR

Archbishop was Edward Daniel Howard (1926-1966).

1947 St. Ignatius' Portland OR 2/2 St. Ignatius' had a school with 179 students.


Diocese of Spokane

Bishop was Charles Daniel White (1926-1955).

1948 St. Patrick's Spokane WA 2/2 St. Patrick's had a school with 311 students.


Vicariate Apostolic of Alaska

Bishop was Francis Doyle Gleeson, S.J (1948-1968).

1951 Holy Name Ketchikan AK 1/1 Holy Name had a school with 103-67 students.


Archdiocese of Seattle

Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen followed Connolly as Seattle archbishop (1975-1991).

1983 St. Leo the Great Tacoma WA 2/3, 2/2, 2/4, 3/4, 3/3, 3/5 St. Leo's had a grade school until 1976 with 532-153 students, and a high school for girls until 1973 with 298-139 students.
1983 1991 Bellarmine High School Tacoma WA  

Bellarmine High had 530-921 students, boys and girls.

1991 1992 Seattle University Seattle WA   Morin died January 18, 1992.

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (Kenedy & Sons, 1943-1993).

List of Credibly, Admitted or Established Accused, Archdiocese of Seattle, January 15, 2016
Here Are All the Seattle Catholic Priests Who Have Been Accused of Sexually Assaulting Children, By Sydney Brownstone, The Stranger, January 15, 2016

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This assignment record was last updated on May 6, 2016.


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