Fr. Thomas E. O’Rourke, S.J.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Thomas E. O’Rourke, S.J.

Ordained: 1943
  • 1943-1944: Alma College, Alma, CA (SFR)
  • 1944-1945: Manresa Hall, Port Townsend, WA
  • 1945-1949: Sacred Heart Novitiate, Los Gatos, CA (SFR)
  • 1949-1956: Loyola University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1956-1961: St. Ignatius, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1961-1969: Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1969-1970: Sacred Heart Novitiate, Los Gatos, CA (SFR)
  • 1970-1975: Jesuit Community at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1975-1993: Brophy College Preparatory School, Phoenix, AZ
  • 1993: Died

Fr. Thomas E. O’Rourke was ordained a Jesuit priest. He has been accused of sexually abusingc at least one child. Fr. O’Rourke was named in one civil lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse that occurred in approximately 1968 at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California. Fr. O’Rourke was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ “Report to the People of God: Clergy Sexual Abuse Archdiocese of Los Angeles.” Fr. O’Rourke is listed on the Diocese of Phoenix’s “List of priests and religious communities who have served in the Diocese of Phoenix and have been laicized and/or removed from ministry by their communities due to sexual misconduct with a minor.” Fr. O’Rourke is also listed on the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus’ “List of Jesuits from Jesuits West Province with Credible Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Vulnerable Adult” in the section “Deceased and Former California Province Jesuits with Credible Claims.”