Fr. Anthony J. Short, S.J.: Credible Accusations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Anthony J. Short, S.J.


Ordained, 1971

Notes: Fr. Anthony Short was ordained a priest for the Society of Jesus. Fr. Short reportedly worked in Missouri, Wyoming, and Colorado. Sometime in the 1960s and 1970s, Fr. Short allegedly sexually abused a minor. In 2008, Fr. Short is reported to have been removed from ministry and living in a skilled nursing facility under supervision. Fr. Short was included in the Jesuits of the U.S. Central and Southern Province’s list of “Jesuits with Credible Allegations of Abuse of a Minor” in the subsection “A Single Allegation.” Per the 2019 Official Catholic Directory, Fr. Short is listed at the Jesuit Community Corporation at St. Louis University – Jesuit Hall in St. Louis, Missouri.

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in Colorado: Colorado Springs, Denver


1972-1973 St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, St. Louis, MO (STL)

1974-1977 St. Stephen’s, St. Stephens, WY (CHY)

1978-1979 Unknown

1980-1981 Regis Educational Corporation, Denver, CO (DEN)

1982-1987 St, Stephen’s, St. Stephens, WY (CHY)

1988 Sacred Heart Retreat House, Sedalia, CO (COS)

1989 Unknown

1990-1991 Regis College, Denver, CO (DEN)

1991 Regis College – Jesuit Community, Denver, CO (DEN)

1992 Regis University, Denver, CO (DEN)

1992 Regis University-Jesuit Community, Denver, CO (DEN)

1993-2008 Xavier Jesuit Center, Denver, CO (DEN)

2009 Unknown

2010-2019 Jesuit Community Corporation at St. Louis University – Jesuit Hall, St. Louis, MO (STL)