Fr. Eusebio Pantoja: Clergy With Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Eusebio Pantoja

Ordained, 1969

Assignments Within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in New Jersey: Trenton


  • 1970: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1971-1973: Our Lady of Fatima, Perth Amboy, NJ (TR)
  • 1974: St. Timothy, San Antonio, TX (SA)
  • 1975-1977: St. Anthony, Robstown, TX (CC)
  • 1978-1979: Sacred Heart, Mathis, TX (CC)
  • 1980: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Corpus Christi, TX (CC)
  • 1991: Mexico
  • 1991-2019: Unknown

Fr. Eusebio Pantoja was ordained in Mexico to the Claretian Order but reportedly separated from the Claretians in 1973. However, the Official Catholic Directories for the years 1969 to 1979 indicate that Fr. Pantoja was a Claretian priest during those years. In a 2003 lawsuit, Fr. Pantoja was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago in the 1970s. In 2004, following the allegations of child sexual abuse, Fr. Pantoja was placed on leave by the Diocese of Claya in Mexico, where he had reportedly been working for the last decade. Fr. Pantoja is included in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s list of Religious Order Priests with Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with Minors.He was believed to be living in Corpus Christi, Texas as of 2009. Fr. Pantoja’s whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.