Fr. Francis X. Nawn S.J.: Established Allegation(s) of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Francis X. Nawn S.J.

Francis X. Nawn

Ordained, 1951

Notes: Fr. Francis X. Nawn was a member of the Society of Jesus. By August 2005, nine men and women had come forward with allegations that Fr. Nawn had sexually abused them when they were children. Three more people accused Fr. Nawn of child sexual abuse in a 2009 civil lawsuit. The Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, released a document through their bankruptcy proceedings in 2010, which shows at least two people made a claim that Fr. Nawn sexually abused them. Fr. Nawn was included in USA Midwest Province Jesuits’ 2018 list of “USA Midwest Province Jesuits with Established Allegation(s) of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.”

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


1952 St. Mary’s College, Kansas City, KS (KCK)

1953 St. Joseph Hall, Decatur, IL (SFD)

1954 Regis High School, Denver, CO (DEN)

1955-1956 Campion High School, Prairie du Chien, WI (LC)

1957-1961 Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI (MIL)

1962 Creighton University, Omaha, NE (OM)

1963-1965 Holy Cross Mission, Holy Cross, AK (FBK)

1966-1968 Sacred Heart Church, Chevak, AK (FBK)

1969-1980 St. Ignatius Church, Alakanuk, AK (FBK)

1981-1982 Fordham University, New York, NY (NY)

1982-1983 St. Ignatius, Alakanuk, AK (FBK)

1984-1988 St. Michael’s Church, St. Michael, AK (FBK)

1989 Unknown

1990-1992 Seattle University, Seattle, WA (SEA)

1993-1994 Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA (SPK)

1992 Died