Assignment Record– Rev. Charles M. Loeffler, s.j.

Summary of Case: A priest of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Loeffler was accused in a 2003 lawsuit of having sexually abused a nine-year-old girl and her older sister, beginning in 1941. Loeffler died in 1992.

: 1941
Died: July 1992


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Boston archbishop was William Henry O'Connell (1907-1944).

1942 Weston College


In a 2003 lawsuit a 70 year old woman accused Loeffler of having molested her as a child, beginning in 1941 when she was nine years old. She said Loeffler abused her older sister as well. (January 30, 2003)



Hartford bishop was Maurice Francis McAuliffe (1934-1944).

1943 St. Robert's Hall Pomfret CT tertian This was the Tertianship of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus.


Baghdad bishop was Armand-Etienne M. Blanquet du Chayla, O.C.D. (1939-1964).

1950 Baghdad College Baghdad (Sulaikh) Iraq teacher of theology, English, and math (Boston Globe July 5, 1992)  


Boston archbishop was Richard James Cushing (1944-1970).

1951 Holy Trinity (German) Boston MA 5/7 Parish had a school with 99 boys and 96 girls.
1951 1961 Baghdad College Baghdad (Sulaikh) Iraq teacher of theology, English, and math  
1961 1962 Weston College Weston MA    


Baghdad bishop was Paul-Marie-Maurice Perrin (1965-1970).

1969 Baghdad University Baghdad Iraq teacher of theology, English, and math  


Cushing was succeeded by Humberto Sousa Medeiros (1970-1983), followed by Bernard Francis Law (1984-2002).

1991 Immaculate Conception (Collegiate Church) Boston MA Loeffler was a chaplain at Boston City Hospital 1975-1983, and then at Boston University Hospital.  
1991 1992 Campion Center Boston MA   Loeffler died in July 1992. (Boston Globe July 5, 1992)

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1942-1992) )

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This assignment record was last updated on Sept. 23, 2010 .