Fr. Loren O’Dea
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI
Ordained in 1993 after retiring from career in social work. Given senior (retired) priest status in 1997. Was associate pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington. Removed without privileges 10/12 after two complaints received of abuse dating back to just prior to his ordination. Allegations deemed “substantive” by review board. Sheriff’s office notified. Died 10/14/15, age 87. Included on the archdiocese’s list of credibly accused 6/10/20.
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