Abusive Priests Sent to Retire on Gonzaga’s Campus

The last known abusive priest was moved out of Cardinal Bea House in 2016, Jesuit records show.

  • Published 17 December 2018

On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole "Western Alaska's Hippest DJ . Comin' at Ya with Rock'n'Roll 'n' Religion." Behind the radio station's closed doors, Poole was a serial sexual predator. He abused at least 20 women and girls, according to court documents. At… Read at AP News