Assignment Record – Rev. Charles Arnold Bartles, s.j.

Summary of Case: Bartles was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1965. He went on to work in Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Alaska, New Orleans, Jamaica and Brazil. He died in 1993. An accusation against Bartles was revealed in the Fairbanks diocese's bankruptcy reorganization documents in 2010.

: 1965
Died: July 28, 1993


Start Stop Parish/Assignment Town/Accusations State/Country Position Notes


Kansas City archbishop was Edward Joseph Hunkeler (1951-1969).

1967 St. Mary's College St. Mary's KS    


St. Petersburg bishop was Charles Borromeo McLaughlin (1968-1978).

1971 Jesuit High School Tampa FL    


Kingston in Jamaica archbishop was Samuel Emmanuel Carter, s.j. (1970-1994).

1972 Campion College Kingston Jamaica    


Atlanta archbishop was Thomas Andrew Donnellan (1968-1987).

1978 Ignatius Retreat House Atlanta GA In residence.  
1972 1978 Marist School

Atlanta GA teacher Marist was a college preparatory school for boys until 1976, when girls were admitted. During Bartles' time there, Marist had 646-577 boys, and 153-217 girls.


Fairbanks bishop was Robert Louis Whelan, s.j. (1968-1985).

1982 Our Lady of the Snows Nulato AK 1/1  
1978 1982   Koyukuk AK   This was a mission of Our Lady of the Snows in Nulato.
1978 1982   Huslia AK   This was a mission of Our Lady of the Snows in Nulato.
1982 1985 St. John Berchman Galena AK 1/1  
1982 1985 St. Patrick Koyukuk AK   This was a mission of St. John Berchman in Galena.
1982 1985 St. Francis Regis Galena AK   This was a mission of St. John Berchman in Galena.


Whelan was succeeded as Fairbanks bishop by Michael Joseph Kaniecki, s.j. (1985-2000).

1986 Monroe High School Fairbanks AK   Monroe High School had 140 students.
1986 1988 Immaculate Conception Bethel AK 2/2  
1986 1988 Immaculate Heart of Mary Marshall AK   This was a mission of Immaculate Conception in Bethel.
1986 1988 Our Lady of Guadalupe Russian Mission AK   This was a mission of Immaculate Conception in Bethel.
1988 1989         Bartles is not indexed in the 1989 Directory.
New Orleans archbishop was Francis Bible Schulte (1988-2002).   St. Ann's New Orleans LA

associate pastor

organized alcohol treatment programs



Sao Paulo archbishop was Paulo Evaristo Arns, o.f.m. (1970-1998).

1993 Foreign Missions: Instituto Souzo Campinas Sao Paulo, Brazil director of treatment and training of counselors

The 1992 and 1993 Directories list Bartles as in Campinas. He is noted to be a priest of the New Orleans province.

Bartles died July 28, 1993.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1966-1994)

The Rev. Charles Arnold Bartles, Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), July 30, 1993
Excerpt from Bankruptcy Reorganization Documents for Fairbanks Diocese, p.2, Jan. 25, 2010

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This assignment record was last updated on April 14, 2013.