Fr. Theodore Feely

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Feely worked in IL, CA and NV. In 2002 two men alleged Feely of abused them when they were minors in IL 1968-72. One of the men filed 2/06 civil suit against the Rockford Diocese claiming Feely repeatedly sexually abused him, including rape, at age 13 in 1969. The man said the abuse started on a four-day trip to the Wisconsin Dells. He said he was awakened by the priest choking him, and was then sodomized. Feely’s accuser also said he told another priest during confession, who pulled him out of the confessional, said he was evil then pushed him down the stairs. The lawsuit was dismissed on SOL. Feely died in NV in 1991. On Rockford diocese’s list 11/14/18. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19. On Stockton diocese’s list 11/12/20; worked there at St. George’s 1981-82.


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