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

Fr. Anthony J. Short, S.J.

Ordained: 1971

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)

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.