Rev. Theodore "Ted" Feely,
Summary of Case: Accused of raping one boy and abusing the boy's brother while working in a parish of the Rockford diocese.
Born: Approximately 1931
Ordained: 1959 as Conventual Friar (OFM Conv.) in the order’s St. Bonaventure Province (headquartered in Lake Forest IL in the Chicago archdiocese)
Incardinated: Chicago, San Diego, Monterey-Fresno, Rockford, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Reno-Las Vegas.
|1958||1961||St. Thomas||Arlington||CA||Associate pastor.||San Diego diocese. School of 417 pupils|
|1961||1962||St. Paul the Apostle||Pismo Beach||CA||Associate pastor.||Monterey-Fresno diocese.|
|1961||1962||St. Peter’s||Avila||CA||Associate pastor.||Monterey-Fresno diocese. A mission of the previous parish.|
|1962||1963||St. Bronislava||Chicago||IL||Associate pastor.||Chicago archdiocese. School of 346 pupils.|
|1963||1968||Queen of Angels||Riverside||CA||Pastor 1963-64; associate pastor 1964-68.||San Diego diocese. School of 350 pupils.|
|1968||1973||St. Anthony of Padua (Italian)||
|IL||Associate pastor 1968-72; apparently in residence 1972-73. Photo above is from this assignment.||Rockford diocese. School of 286 boys and 318 girls. Photo above shows class of 1969, with Feely in back row on left.|
|1973||1975||Our Lady of Guadalupe||Riverside / Arlington||CA||Pastor 1973-75.||San Diego diocese.|
|1975||1976||St. Thomas||Riverside||CA||Associate pastor.||San Diego diocese. School of 299 pupils|
|1976||1978||Queen of Angels||Riverside||CA||Associate pastor and then possibly in residence.||San Diego diocese. School of 215 pupils.|
|1976||1978||Riverside General Hospital and Juvenile Hall||Riverside||CA||Chaplain.||San Diego diocese.|
|1978||1981||St. John of God||Norwalk||CA||In residence.||Los Angeles archdiocese. School of 341 pupils|
|1978||1981||California Youth Authority, Southern Reception Center and Clinic||Norwalk||CA||Chaplain.||Los Angeles archdiocese. Feely does not appear in the index of the 1981 Directory, but he continues to be listed as chaplain at the center.|
|1981||1982||St. George’s||Stockton||CA||In residence.||Stockton diocese. School of 200 pupils|
|1982||1988||Queen of Angels||Riverside||CA||In residence.||San Bernardino diocese, created from the San Diego diocese in 1978. School of 288 pupils.|
|1982||1988||Riverside General Hospital||Riverside||CA||Chaplain.||San Bernardino diocese.|
|1986||1988||Riverside County Jail||Riverside||CA||Chaplain.||San Bernardino diocese.|
|1988||1991||St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral
||Reno||NV||Pastor.||Reno-Las Vegas diocese.|
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy
& Sons, 1959-92).
Note: The Official Catholic Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. Our working assumption is that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. However, Kenedy and Sons will sometimes accept updates well into the year of publication. Diocesan clergy records are rarely available to correct this information. The Directory is also sometimes misleading or wrong. We have tried to create an accurate assignment record, given the source materials and their limitations. Assignment records are a work in progress and we are always improving the records that we post. Please email us with new information and corrections.
This assignment record collates Feely's career history as it is represented in the Official Catholic Directory with allegations as reported in the media and in testimony before the Ohio state legislature. We make no representation regarding the truth of the allegation we report. We remind our readers that in the U.S. judicial system, a person is considered innocent until proven guilty.
A Note on Nomenclature: We use the term "assignment record," instead of the more common "service record," because "service" is not an appropriate word for the activities of an abusive priest. Dioceses are often less than forthcoming about the activities of retired priests, but when we can determine those activities, we list them in these assignment records, particularly if they involve ministry. Retired priests remain under obedience to their bishop, and even the activities of laicized priests should be a concern to the diocese.
This assignment record was last updated on 11/30/05.