|Assignment Record – Rev. John Schwartz, s.j.
Summary of Case: John Schwartz was ordained a priest of the Jesuits' Oregon Province in 1981. He was campus minister of Jesuit High in Beaverton through much of the 1980s, after which he left the Jesuits and spent a few years into the 1990s as a University chaplain and assistant at a Salem, OR parish. In 1997 Schwartz was accused of having sexually abused a Jesuit High student over a two-year period in the 1980s. Schwartz denied wrongdoing. The Official Catholic Directory does not index Schwartz between 1993-2003. It does show that he worked in parishes in the San Francisco archdiocese 2002-2005. His accuser sued in 2005 and Schwartz went on a leave of absence. Schwartz re-emerged as a nursing home chaplain in the archdiocese 2007-2011. His whereabouts beyond 2011 are unknown.
Portland archbishop was Cornelius Michael Power (1974-1986).
|1984||Jesuit High School||Beaverton||OR||campus minister||Jesuit High had 520-509 students, all male.|
|1984||1985||Schwartz is not indexed in the 1985 Directory.|
Power was succeeded by William Joseph Levada (1986-1995).
|1987||Jesuit High School||
|OR||campus minister||Jesuit High had 540-510 students, all male.|
|1987||1989||Schwartz is not indexed in the 1988 or 1989 Directories.|
|1989||1993||Willamette University||Salem||OR||chaplain||Schwartz left the Jesuits in the late 1980s.|
|1989||1993?||St. Joseph's||Salem||OR||2/3||St. Joseph's had a school with 257-306 students.
Schwartz is indexed in the 1992 and 1993 Directories as at St. Joseph's but is not listed as there in the Portland pages.
|1993||2002||Schwartz is not indexed in the 1994-2002 Directories.|
San Francisco archbishop was William Joseph Levada (195-2005).
|2004||St. Stephen's||San Francisco||CA||2/3||St. Stephen's had a school with 310 students and a religious education program with 75 students.|
|2004||2005||St. Anselm's||Ross||CA||2/2||St. Anselm's had a school with 265 students and a religious education program with 188 students.|
|2005||2006||Absent on Leave|
|2006||2007||Schwartz is not indexed in the 2007 Directory.|
Levada was succeeded by George Hugh Niederauer (2005-2012).
|2011||St. Anne's Home||San Francisco||CA||chaplain||
Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons,1982-2011)
• Former Jesuit Student Files Suit, Saying a Teacher Molested Him, By Ashbel S. Green, The Oregonian, October 7, 2005