Fr. Philip D. Kraus, S.J.: Accused of Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Philip D. Kraus, S.J.

Ordained: 1975

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


  • 1976: Unknown
  • 1977-1978: Regis College, Denver, CO (DEN)
  • 1979-1983: St. Francis Xavier, Kansas City, MO (KC)
  • 1984-1985: Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO (KC)
  • 1986-1987: White House Retreat, St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • 1988-1989: Unknown
  • 1990-1992: Jesuits of Saint Peter’s College, Inc., Jersey City, NJ (NEW)
  • 1991: Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ (NEW)
  • 1992-1993: Guardian Angel Home, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1994-1997: White House Retreat Jesuit Community, St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • 1998-1999: Jesuit Community Corporation at St. Louis University – Jesuit Hall, St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • 1999: Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart, Alhambra, CA (LA)
  • 2000: The Jesuits of the Missouri Province, St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • 2000-2001: Colombiere House, Los Angeles, CA (LA)
  • 2002-2004: Fusz Pavilion, St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • 2004-2019: Jesuit Community Corporation at St. Louis University – Jesuit Hall, St. Louis, MO (STL)

Fr. Philip Kraus was a member of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Kraus was named on the Jesuits’ U.S. Central and Southern Province’s 2018 “List of Jesuits with Credible Accusations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” in the subsection “Jesuits of the U.S. Central and Sourthern Province (and its predecessor entities) with Credible Allegations of Abuse of a Minor- A Single Allegation.” Fr. Kraus was reportedly accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1970s. He was restricted from ministry with minors in 1996 and was permanently removed from all ministry in 2003. Fr. Kraus’ current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.