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Fr. Carleton E. Whitten, S.J.


Ordination: 1961

Notes: Fr. Carlton E. Whitten, S.J., a member of the Jesuit Order, was placed on leave in 2007 while the order investigated an allegation of child sexual abuse. It was alleged Fr. Whitten sexually abused a 17-year-old boy while he worked at St. Joseph in White Salmon, Washington. Fr. Whitten was a visiting priest sent to temporarily work at St. Joseph. Fr. Whitten frequently worked along the west coast for priests on vacation or leave. Fr. Whitten was moved from his residence at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos while the allegation was investigated. The 2012 Official Catholic Directory listed Fr. Whitten as still living at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. Fr. Whitten was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Whitten’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.



1961-1962 Alma College, Los Gatos, CA

1962-1963 Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, WA

1963-1965 Jesuit High School, Sacramento, CA

1965-1972 Bellarmine College Prep., San Jose, CA

1972-1977 Brophy College Prep., Phoenix, AZ

1977-1980 St. Ignatius Prep., San Francisco, CA

1980-1987 Jesuit High School, Sacramento, CA

1987-1990 Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA

1990-1992 Jesuit High School Community of Sacramento, Carmichael, CA

1992-1999 Jesuit High School, Sacramento, CA

1999-2001 San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA

2002-2003 St. Agnes’, San Francisco, CA

2004-2007 St. Charles Borromeo, Peoria, AZ

2007 St. Joseph’s, White Salmon, WA; Bellarmine College Prep., San Jose, CA

2007-2012 Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, CA

2013-2019 Unknown