Rev. Ronald Bohl, ofm.conv.

Summary of Case: Accused of a single incident in 1986 in the Toledo OH diocese of making a sexual advance to a minor. The 1993 settlement contained a confidentiality agreement. In treatment 1986-87, then reassigned to parish work. Removed from a Louisville KY parish in June 2002. Also worked in the Dubuque and Indianapolis archdioceses. Died January 19, 2020 in KY.

: 1980|
Died: January 20, 3012



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


St. Paul bishop was John Robert Roach (1975-1995)
1982 St. Bonaventure Bloomington MN



1982 1984         Bohl is not indexed in the 1983 or 1984 Directories.


Toledo bishop was James Robert Hoffman (1980-2003)

1986 Our Lady of Consolation, Basilica-National Shrine


• Bohl was accused of sexual abuse of a minor at this parish in 1986. (News-Messenger (Fremont, OH)
July 9, 2002)

OH 5/6 Parish had a school with 220 students.
1984 1986 St. Joseph Salem Township OH   This was a sister parish to Our Lady of Consolation in Carey.






Bohl is not indexed in the 1987 Directory.

Sent to therapy from Aug. 1986 to March 1987. (Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 9, 2002)


Louisville archbishop was Thomas Cajetan Kelly (1981-2007)

1988 St. Anthony's Louisville KY 2/2  


Indianapolis archbishop was Edward Thomas O'Meara (1979-1992)

1991 St. Anthony's Clarksville IN 4/5, 3/4 Parish had 382-364 students.
1991 1992 St. Benedict Tere Haute IN 1/2  


Daniel Mark Buechlein succeeded O'Meara (1992- )

2000 Mount Saint Francis Friary and Retreat Center Mount Saint Francis IN retreat staff  



2002 Incarnation Louisville KY    
2000 2002 St. Francis Friary Louisville KY  

The 2002 Directory is the last in which Bohl is indexed.

Bohl was removed from ministry in 2002 due to a 1986 allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.

Bohl died Jan. 20, 2012

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1981-2002)

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This assignment record was last updated on January 22, 2012.