Jerold Lindner, Jesuit Priest

Jerold W. Lindner

Ordained: 1976

In 2010, William Lynch was charged with the physical assault of Jerold Lindner. At his 2012 trial, Lynch testified that he did so because Lindner had repeatedly raped him and his brother when they were children. Lynch had received a settlement from the Jesuit religious order for his abuse in 1998, but Lindner had never been criminally charged, and the criminal statute of limitations had expired. During the course of Lynch’s assault trial, witnesses alleged that they, too, had been abused by Lindner when they were children. A jury acquitted Lynch of the assault charges.

Father Lindner's Assignments

Sacred Heart NovitiateLos Gatos, CA1964..1966
Loyola UniversityLos Angeles, CA1968
St. Louis UniversitySt. Louis, MO1968..1970
St. Ignatius College Preparatory SchoolSan Francisco, CA1970..1973
Jesuit School of TheologyBerkeley, CA1973..1976
Loyola High SchoolLos Angeles, CA1982..1998
St. Thomas the ApostleLos Angeles, CA1982..1998
St. Luke InstituteSilver Spring, MO1997..1998
The Jesuit Retreat House of Los AltosLos Altos, CA1998..2001
Ignatius HouseCulver City, CA2001..2003
Sacred Heart Jesuit CenterLos Gatos, CA2003..present