BishopAccountability.org has launched a project to gather and post the assignment records of every U.S. Catholic priest who has been accused of sexual abuse since 1940, so that vulnerable communities can be identified and bishops' transfer policies can be determined.

See below for a brief description of assignment records and their importance, easy ways that you can help with this project, and our initial list of assignment records. For a more detailed account of assignment record research and how you can volunteer, see our guide.

Assignment Records: Why They Are Important

An assignment record lists all the diocesan and parish appointments of a priest, including telltale periods of sick leave. A detailed assignment record, like this assignment record of John Geoghan created by the Boston Globe, identifies populations that have been placed at risk, and is also cross-referenced with a list of accusations, so that the transfer policies of the priest's bishops can be evaluated. By identifying a priests' seminary class and the colleagues with whom he has worked, an assigment record can also begin to identify the circle of colleagues who kept the priest's activities secret and who might even have been involved in the abuse themselves.

Assignment records are all around us:
Newspaper accounts of the crisis
Diocesan records
Investigative files
Obituaries and other old newspaper reports

But these records are dispersed and difficult to find, and complete assignment records for most accused priests are not publicly available. We urge the U.S. bishops to publish detailed assignment records with treatment episodes and accusation dates for every abuser. In the meantime, we are undertaking this work of research and collection ourselves. See our initial collection of assignment records below.

Volunteering for the Assignment Record Project

Please send us any assignment records that know about or come across:
* In your daily newspaper reading
* In your personal experience, if you are a survivor of abuse
* In the research that you've done, if you are a lawyer or a reporter working in this area

If you would like to join the Service Record Project as a volunteer -- for a few hours, or a few hours per week, or anything in between -- please read our guide to service record research, and email us to let us know you're interested. This is work that you can do at a local Catholic college library or at most central city libraries, and you can email, snail mail, or even phone us the results.

List of Assignment Records

The staff at BishopAccountability.org has begun to assemble a library of assignment records for accused priests and others who figure in the crisis.Some we have developed ourselves from the Official Catholic Directory, diocesan documents, and investigative reports. Others were created by lawyers and investigative reporters. Others were created by the dioceses themselves and relinquished under subpoena, or were prepared by the dioceses in response to investigation by law enforcement.

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Fr. Arthur J. O’Brien

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

WDC archdiocese said it received first report against O'Brien of abuse in 1983. In 2002 a man claimed O'Brien sexually abused him when he was age 14 and O'Brien was a seminarian in Boston. Accused of abuse of a boy in MD 1984-85. Moved to Hawaii in 1985, allowed to work as priest. Accused of abuse of a HI boy, age 10, in 1989. Convicted in 1992 on three counts of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault. Received 6 month sentence (suspended) and 5 years probation in 1992. Placed on permanent leave in 1993. Per WDC list 10/15/18, O'Brien also assigned to Alabama sometime during 1985-89. He died in 2011.

Fr. Eugene J. O’Brien

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

On 1/30/97, the Jesuits, the NY Archdiocese, and Fordham Prep settled for $25K a suit alleging that O'Brien sexually abused a boy in the early 1970s. O'Brien was principal of Fordham Prep 1960-80 and of Fairfield Prep in the Bridgeport diocese 1983-85. He also worked at St. Peter's Prep in the Newark archdiocese 1959-60, and in 1995-2002 was president of the fundraising foundation for the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Included on the Northeast Jesuits list 1/15/19. It notes that O'Brien admitted to allegations reported in 1993 of abuse of minors beginning in the 1960s. "Impeded" in 2002. O'Brien died in 2019.

Fr. John A. O’Brien

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Pleaded no contest in 11/00 to 4th degree sexual assault. Sentenced to 18 months' probation, a $1,000 fine, and ordered to undergo 6 months of psychiatric counseling for indecently touching a 17- year-old boy. He was permanently restricted from ministry in 2000 and laicized 4/3/09. Multiple allegations received against him.

Br. John Francis O’Brien

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Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Sued 2005. Accused of abuse of plaintiff beginning in 1979 and lasting until 1982. At the time, plaintiff was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. He also alleged abuse by at least two others in the order and sexual harassment and retaliation others in future assignments. NY Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit 10/09 on SOL as to claims against O'Brien.

Br. John P. O’Brien

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Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Per statement released by Diocese of Spokane 11/07, O'Brien was named in accusation that was found to be credible or proven. He died 9/10/89. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims reported in 2009 of abuse in 1978 and 1980. O'Brien was assigned to Gonzaga Prep in Spokane during the years of the alleged abuse.

Fr. Michael C. O’Brien

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

In 1993 a teenage boy complained that O'Brien sexually abused him during a 1991 canoe trip. O'Brien was placed on leave and police notified. Police could not substantiate allegations and Archdiocese allowed him to return to work at the same parish. Reassigned to a new parish 1999. Placed on leave in 2004 when diocese reopened investigation. Returned to assignment within a month. Placed on leave for third time 7/08 on allegations from 1960s. Laicized at own request in 2/10. Included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16. Settlement 7/16/20 of claims of abuse of a boy at St. Michael's in Snohomish, where O'Brien was pastor 1974-79.

Fr. Michael P. O’Brien

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Pastor of a number of archdiocesan parishes; started 'Pilgrimage for Vocations' in 1973, which were week-long walks for youth through northern NM, with sleepovers at parishes along the way. O'Brien died in 1/93 at age 48 (possibly of AIDS per plaintiff's attorney). In 2012 a man told archdiocese that he had been sexually abused by O'Brien at age 10-11 in mid-1980s when O'Brien was assigned to St. Anthony in Questa. The archdiocese provided counseling for several months but it ceased when plaintiff retained attorney. He filed civil suit 4/2/13. Three more men filed suits a few weeks later, and six more shortly thereafter. By 12/15 O'Brien was named as a perpetrator of sexual abuse vs NM boys in the 1970s-80s in 17 lawsuits, at least 9 of which had been settled. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17.

Fr. Thomas O’Brien

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Limited interaction with minors as of 1989. Removed from public ministry 10/4/02 for abuse of a minor. Worked in Riverview MI 1989-94. May also have abused in St. Paul, MN area where he worked 1994 - 2001. Lived under restriction and performing internal administrative duties for Crosier Generalate in Rome 1999-2007. Dismissed from Order 08/05/08. Living in Ohio as of 3/14. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese list of "priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them." Included on Detroit archdiocese's list 6/10/19.

Fr. Thomas J. O’Brien

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph MO

Monsignor. Accused five times of abusing minors; worked as chaplain at KC Hospital until he retired 4/02. Often worked in schools. Several plaintiffs filed suit 1/04 against O'Brien and two other priests. More suits filed 2004-05. Settlement of one announced 4/07. Some claims settled 8/08 as part of $10M settlement involving 12 priests. Named in new suits 2/11, 9/11 and 11/11. One was a wrongful death suit in the case of a 1983 suicide of a 14-year-old alleged victim. Named in over two dozen lawsuits. Wrongful death suit settled for $2.25M 7/13 during jury selection. Died 10/13. Settlement in 2014 for $10M with 31 plaintiffs involving 13 priests, including O'Brien. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese's list updated 4/1/19. It notes allegations of 1950-54 abuse, reported in 2013. On KC-St. Joseph list 9/5/19.

Fr. William O’Brien

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Ordained: 1925
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Seattle WA

Pastor of All Saints in Puyallup 1949-70. Died in 1970. Name included on archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with established, admitted or credible allegations against them of the sexual abuse of a minor. Accused in a 1990 complaint of abuse in the 1950s-60s. Settlement 4/6/21 for $250K of claims of sexual abuse 1960-62.

Fr. William John O’Brien

Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Sued in 4/06 by two alleged victims. Removed from public ministry in 6/05. Reportedly laicized in 7/06. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in a 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Laicization information not on archdiocesan list until after 8/09.

Bishop Anthony J. O’Connell

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Bishop of Knoxville 1988-98. Bishop of Palm Beach 1998-2002. Resigned 3/02 after admitting inappropriate behavior with minors in MO decades prior. Two claims settled 2004 for $5K each, paid by O'Connell, and more from Jefferson City diocese. Numerous other claims from MO. None known from the Palm Beach diocese. New accusers in MO in 5/12, shortly after O'Connell's death 5/4/12. On Jefferson City diocese's list 11/8/18. Suit in 7/19 claimed abuse, along with Rev. Xavier Mankel, of a boy in the 1990s. Settled in 12/19. On Knoxville diocese's list 3/6/20.

Fr. Kenneth F. O’Connell

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Parish priest in Manhattan, Mt. Vernon, Larchmont. Long-time Boys Scouts chaplain; National Catholic Committee on Scouting chair 1973-75; assistant director then director of Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organizations 1973-78. Msgr. Died 11/21/84 at age 54. Accused of forcefully sodomizing a 12-year-old boy scout in 1973 at Camp Spes Mundi in Hope Falls NY. Accuser received settlement, announced 5/17. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19.

Fr. Lawrence O’Connell

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Ordained: 1930
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

A woman filed suit in 4/04 alleging she was molested by O'Connell at ages 12-15 at St. Gabriel's in Whitehall, where O'Connell was pastor 1952-83. O'Connell resigned in 1983 and died in 1986. Three more women filed suit later in 2004, alleging he sexually abused them as children. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. One woman alleged abuse at age 7. New suit filed 9/18. Another filed in 11/18. New suit in 6/20.

Fr. Robert J. O’Connell

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Rockville Centre NY

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list in 3/21. It notes abuse allegedly occurring at St. Barnabas in Bellmore, where O'Connell was assigned 10/70-4/77, at a retreat house in upstate NY and in O'Connell's car. He was pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogue 6/89 until his death 3/27/07.

Fr. William C. O’Connell

Ordained: 1950
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Providence RI

Assigned to four parishes in three years, then became a Navy chaplain 1953-58. Resigned to avoid court martial for "criminal homosexual contact." Reassigned in Providence. Abuse of three boys 1965-72 alleged in suit settled 6/11/93 and 10/31/94 RICO suit. Pled guilty to abuse of three boys 1972-85; sentenced 6/23/86 to five years, four suspended. Sent to St. Luke's for treatment. Retired 1986 to Camden. Pled guilty 12/19/94 to sexual assault and making child porn; got ten years 2/95. Other suits part of 9/9/02 and 3/03 settlements. Died 5/12/96. On the diocese's list 7/1/19.

Fr. Gavin O’Connor

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

Two brothers filed separate suits alleging abuse by O'Connor. One settled in 1989, the other in 1998 for $200K. Bishop Egan suspended O'Connor in 1/89 and persuaded him to leave the priesthood. Egan personally took laicization petition to Rome. Removed from ministry and laicized in 1989. Per a 6/02 article, Egan paid O'Connor around $17K - $20K to cover personal debts and living expenses when he left the priesthood. A 2019 report commissioned by the diocese states there were five victims, all boys ages 13-19, four of them brothers, abused 1977-85.

Fr. James R. O’Connor

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Austin TX

A man filed civil suit 12/03 alleging sexual abuse as a child by O'Connor 1969-71, at St. Mary's in Waco, TX. Another man filed suit in 3/16, accusing O'Connor of sexually assaulting him as a child. He said the priest cornered him at school and shoved his hands down his [the boy's] shorts. The diocese stated in 3/16 that O'Connor was removed from ministry in 12/03, but remained a priest of the diocese. Laicized 2018. On the diocese's list 1/31/19.

Fr. James V. O’Connor

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Died: 05/29/1981
Diocese: Diocese of La Crosse WI

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Midwest Province on its list 12/17/18. Joined the order in 1946. One allegation of abuse reported after his death, occurring while assignedt to Campion High School in Prairie du Chien 1968-71. O'Connor died 5/29/81. Added to the La Crosse diocese's list 2/5/20.

Fr. John J. O’Connor

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

In 8/02 O'Connor was quietly placed on leave by the San Francisco archdiocese after a recent allegation that he had had improper contact with a boy more than 30 years prior. O'Connor told parishioners at St. Mary's Cathedral that he was going on leave of absence for health and personal reasons. Absent on leave until his death 03/15/13.

Br. John Justin O’Connor

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Two former students at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx came forward 4/12 to allege they were abused in mid-1980s by O'Connor, then Dean of Discipline. He left the school in 1987 and, as of 2012, left the Irish Christian Brothers "within the past few years." The order filed bankruptcy 4/11, which opened the doors for the allegations to be made. O'Connor was also a teacher and principal at Power Memorial Academy in New York. Included on the order's list of former and deceased brothers with at least two claims of sexual abuse against them, as required by its bankruptcy settlement in 2014.


Fr. Patrick J. O’Connor

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Removed 9/03 after review board found credible a recent claim that he had sexually abused a child in late 1980s at St. Joseph's in Cuyahoga Falls (1st assignment after ordination). He denied the allegation. Teaching at Borromeo Seminary in 2003. Cleared by the Vatican and returned to active status 9/07 with restrictions. "Resigned from priesthood" 6/08 after allegations of abuse of 15-year-old boy in 1997. Indicted 8/09. Pleaded guilty 9/09. Sentenced to 90 days jail 12/09. Sued by accuser 7/11. Laicized, per diocese's list in 6/19.

Fr. Paul Cornelius O’Connor

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1929
Status: Accused

Died: 03/8/1979
Diocese: Diocese of Fairbanks AK

One pending claim against O'Conner shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks Diocese 1/25/10. Worked at Pilot Station 1931-33 and Hooper Bay 1946-53. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes claims reported in 2009 of abuse 1951-55. O'Connor died 3/8/79.

Fr. Thomas Joseph O’Connor

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Springfield MA

Four brothers filed suit in 12/03 alleging abuse by O'Connor and four other priests 1967-83. One brother said he was abused by O'Connor and three of the other four priests. None of the brothers knew that the others were being abused. They complained to the diocese in 8/02, but no action. Also named by one in a mid-2004 civil suit and another in a 12/04 suit. One claim settled in 2008. Added 6/2/21 to the diocese's list, which notes one credible allegation of abuse, occurring 1970-72. O'Connor died in 4/25/87, age 56.

Fr. Thomas E. O’Dea

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fall River MA

A man came forward in 1993 to allege that he had been molested by O'Dea in the 1960s in a school basement when he was age 12. The man said he was also abused by James Porter when the two priests were assigned to the same parish. Review board unanimously found "insufficient evidence of improper activity." Bishop O'Malley allowed O'Dea to continue in active ministry until his death in 1/99. Included in 1/21 on the diocese's list of accused.

Fr. Liam O’Doherty

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Ogdensburg NY

First indicted by Grand Jury in 1979 for sexual contact with three 14-year-old girls. Case dismissed after six months (when no further complaints received) and Diocese put him back to work. "Absent on sick leave" without privileges as of 1999. Beginning in 2000, four women filed separate suits alleging he abused them in 1980s and 1990s. All settled 1/03 for total of $180K. Living at Vianney Renewal Center in MO in 1/03, apparently subject to severe restrictions. Included on Ogdensburg diocese's list 11/13/18. Named in lawsuit(s) filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act. By 4/21 there were eight suits naming O'Doherty, one claiming abuse in 1966.

Fr. Patrick G. O’Donnell

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Removed 1985. Abused at least 65 boys in 1970s-80s in Spokane and Seattle. Worked as a psychologist for teens in Bellevue after leaving active priesthood. Sanctioned in 1984 for abuse while a priest. Sanctions lifted 1986. License permanently removed 1/04. At least 2 victims died by suicide. Named in new suit filed 2/08 by 4. Admitted guilt and settled 11/08 for $5M but unable to pay. Two plaintiffs settled before 5/09 trial; last 2 plaintiffs settled during trial. Settlements 5/12. Name included on archdiocese's list of credibly accused 1/15/16. In 2019 living in Mt. Vernon, WA.

Fr. Robert J. O’Donnell

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused in 3/13/13 civil suit of "multiple instances of unpermitted, harmful and offensive sexual conduct'" with a teenage boy in about 1974, while co-pastor of the Cathedral of St. Helena, where he was named coordinator in 1977. Chancellor of Helena diocese 1981-85. Placed on leave 1985. Moved to Hawaii 6/86, working in a Honolulu parish and at St. Anthony's in Kailua. Incardinated in Honolulu diocese in 1989. Assigned to Holy Trinity in Honolulu in 1989 where he became pastor in 1992. Died 7/29/95. Buried with credibly accused priest Msgr. William D. Spain in Kaneohe HI.

Fr. Terence O’Donnell

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Order: SDB
Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Sued in 2003 and 2004. Accused by three people of abusing them at a boarding school in Tampa, Mary Help of Christians, in the early 1990s. When parents complained, he was reassigned to Salesian Boys and Girls Club in Boston, and the Salesian Provincial House in New Rochelle. Placed on leave in 2003 after suit filed. Had been investigated in 1993 by Florida's Dept of Health and Rehabilitation Services for allegations. No charges filed. Included in 3/20 on the Salesians list of credibly accused.

Fr. Thomas M. O’Donnell

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Living in the Fort Myers area of FL in 8/18. Alleged in 1/1/19 lawsuit to have taken a 13-year-old boy in 1976 to the Super Bowl in Miami, where he sexually abused the boy repeatedly. His accuser said the abuse started when he was age 12 and included anal and oral intercourse.

Fr. Rickard J. O’Donovan

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Born in Ireland, raised in the Boston area. Died in 8/00 at age 77. A settlement of one claim announced in 4/12 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian. Accused of abuse of a boy, ages 9-11, on about 20 occasions in the rectory of St. Colman's Church in Brockton. The archdiocese reported it would not substantiate the accusations because O'Donovan died before they surfaced.

Fr. Denis O’Driscoll

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Order: SMA
Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-9, in 1979-80 while assigned to St. Paul's in Hingham. The abuse allegedly occurred in the parish school, where the boy was a student. Settled in 4/20 in the mid-five figures. Driscoll was a priest of the Society of African Missions until 1982, when he was possibly incardinated into the Boston archdiocese. He appears to have begun work in the archdiocese in 1977. He died in 1994.

Fr. Daniel F. O’Friel

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, O'Friel is known to have sexually abused two male students at Bishop Carroll High School while he was principal in the 1970s. With each boy, O'Friel asked details re their intimacy with their girlfriends, then would touch the victims' genitals and expose himself. O'Friel died 12/15/81. The first victim reported the abuse to the diocese in 2004.The GJ said the second victim "struggled greatly" with the abuse and later sought counseling as a student at State College; his counselor was accused priest Rev. Robert Kelly, who pushed the boy's head into his lap. The victim was subsequently hospitalized.The GJ called O'Friel a "child predator."

Fr. Thomas O’Gorman

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse of a minor and placed on leave in 8/92. Police investigated but no charges filed. "Officially resigned" from priesthood in 1994. In 2004 it was learned that O'Gorman was working as a speechwriter for husband of Anne Burke, head of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' oversight board on sex abuse.

Fr. Oliver Francis O’Grady

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

From Ireland. Worked many years in CA. Convicted 1993 in CA. Received 14-year sentence, served 7; deported to Ireland 2000. Settlement of $7M, among others. Admitted to sexual abuse of 25 boys and girls. Laicized. Fled Ireland 10/06; Suit filed 12/06. Irish Archdiocese settled 12/06 for $3M. New suit 12/07 by woman. Worked in Netherlands; returned to Ireland per 4/10 article. Diocese paid $2M 6/10 to 2. New suit 10/10. Arrested for child porn in Ireland 12/10. Sentenced to 3 years jail in 1/12. New suit 5/12. Four suits dismissed on SOL 6/12. Released from Irish jail 4/14, living unsupervised. Name on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton Diocese's 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. Wanted by Irish authorities for child porn; arrested in Portugal in 10/19. Convicted. Sentenced to 22 months in jail. Released in 3/21.

Fr. Peter P. O’Grady

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1933
Status: Settled

Died: 06/16/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Worked in parishes and schools in the dioceses of Seattle and Spokane WA, Great Falls and Helena MT, Boise City ID and Portland OR. A woman filed suit in 1/04 alleging sexual abuse by O'Grady at Jesuit House in Spokane when she was 12. O'Grady was providing "supply work" to parishes in Spokane at that time. He died 06/16/93. Suit names Portland Province of the Jesuit Order and Bishop Syklstad. Settled in 12/04. Diocese said allegations were proven or credible. On Boise diocese's list in 10/19. It notes incidents in 1984 and 1985 while assigned to Sacred Heart in Boise, reported in 2003. Per the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18, there were claims in 2003 and 2009 against O'Grady of abuse in 1981.

Br. Patrick O’Hara

Order: MSC
Status: Accused

Died: 05/17/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Rockford IL

Named publicly as accused by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart USA Province on its list of credibly accused in 2020. It notes allegation(s) reported in 2005. It does not reveal when or where the abuse took place. O'Hara died in 5/17/08. Per his obituary, he entered Sacred Heart Mission Seminary in 1957, professed final vows in 1969. He taught in Geneva and St. Charles IL early on, then spent many years in Papua New Gunea, Diocese of Kavieng. He returned to the U.S. in 2004 "due to poor health" and soon "took up residence" at the Paraclete's Vianney Renewal Center in MO.

Fr. Michael D. O’Herlihy

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Laicized in 1993. Accused in 2/26/04 suit of sexually abusing a boy in 1980 at Cardinal Hayes H.S. in the Bronx. O'Herlihy had learned that the boy was being abused by a Catholic counselor, and allegedly used the knowledge to gain access. Suit claims that other boys were abused by O'Herlihy at the school. Dismissed on SOL 2006. In 3/09 he was found working as assistant principal at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day H.S. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Died in 2013.

Fr. Thomas O’Hern

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Order: CM
Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Worked in MO, IL, Kenya. Named publicly as accused by the Vincentian Order on its list 11/12/20. Multiple allegations of abuse occurring in the 1980s reported in 1991. Location of abuse not revealed. Sent to a residential program in St. Louis 11/91-3/92. Returned to ministry in Kenya in 1994. Removed from ministry in 2004, left the Order in 2006. Died in 2014. (Placing O'Hern's entry under St. Louis for now, where the Order is based.)

Fr. John J. O’Keefe

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Monsignor. Pastor of Pearl River NY parish. Educator most of career in Bronx and White Plains. Suspended 12/15 after allegation of sex abuse of a boy in early 1980s. O'Keefe was a teacher and guidance counselor at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx at the time, and his accuser was a student. Abuse alleged to have occurred twice - once in NY and once in VA. O'Keefe denied allegations. Investigations by DAs in NY and VA led to removal. Two more male accusers, allegations found credible. No charges due to SOL. Investigation by church initiated. Permanent removal by the archdiocese announced 9/16 by plaintiff's attorney. Settlements with alleged victims 5/17 and 10/17 as part of archdiocese's compensation program. On archdiocese's list 4/26/19. Laicized.

Fr. Patrick J. O’Keeffe

Ordained: 1959
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

From Ireland. Monsignor. Allegation in 1989. Left active priesthood in 1994. 'Retired' in 1999. Accused of abusing several girls in 2003 lawsuits, some of which named both San Diego and San Bernardino. Criminally charged in 2002 with abuse of a 17-year-old girl. Fled to Ireland. Charges dropped due to Supreme Court ruling. San Diego diocese filed bankruptcy day before trial. Name on list released by San Diego 3/07. Laicized. Claims in 9/07 settlement of $198.1M. Personnel file released in 10/10.

Fr. Arthur P. O’Leary

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Per personnel file released in 2/03, O'Leary was placed on administrative leave in 1994 after the fathers of two boys complained that he had touched the boys inappropriately. The file also shows that in the 1980s he was seen at Cape Cod rest areas having sex with strangers. Under observation by the police in 1985 and 1986. He promised the Church that he would stay away from rest stops, but did not. Church officials were afraid that he would be arrested. He was transferred to Hanover in 1991. Still on leave in 2008 and living in Yarmouth MA. In 9/15 O'Leary was an "unassigned senior" living in Melbourne, FL.

Fr. Mark O’Leary

Order: OP
Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused by two people of abuse when they were boys in Southern CA 1974-77. Order acknowledged the accusations. Also worked in the Oakland diocese. On Santa Rosa diocese's list 1/12/19. Chaplain 1993-2002 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Permanently removed from ministry 3/30/02.

Fr. Patrick Henry O’Liddy

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1990
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Joined Order in 1977 and ordained in 1990. O'Liddy pleaded guilty in 1999 to sending a lewd photo of himself to a 14-year-old girl over the Internet. Mother reported photo to police; he was arrested at meeting site. Sentenced in 8/2000 to 10 years probation and 200 hours of community service. On leave from the Jesuits at the time of the offense. After the court sentence he resigned from the Order. On Colorado Sex Offender Registry. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Martin O’Loghlen

Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of a minor 1965-68, per 2004 archdiocese 2004 report. Active in Myanmar and Philippines in 2004. In 2011 removed from from assignment at Holy Name of Mary in San Dimas, where he had been for two years. Archdiocese admitted it "did not fully consult records" that showed he had admitted to a sexual 'relationship' with a high school girl in the 1960s. The vicar of clergy in charge of checking records resigned. HIs victim settled the civil suit with the order and priest in 1999 for $100K.

Br. Francis O’Lone

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Order: CFX
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Bro. Remigius aka Francis O'Lone. Joined the Xaverians in 1941. Died in 1983. Named publicly as accused by the order on its list 7/12/19. Allegation received in 2008 of abuse at a summer camp in NJ in the late 1940s-early 1950s. Assigned 1949-50 to St. Michael DHS in Brooklyn, NY. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the mid-five figures of sexually abusing a boy, age 14, in 1952 at Camp St. Joseph's Villa in Hackettstown, NJ.

Fr. James J. O’Malley

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Allegations in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Removed from active priesthood in 1989. Retired in Ireland. One civil claim made in 7/03 alleged that O'Malley abused a youth in 1981-82 in Spokane Valley. This claim was settled in 9/03 for $50K. As many as 11 men filed suit in 2004. Died in 2007.

Fr. William J. O’Malley

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Rochester NY

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act of sexually assaulting a McQuaid Jesuit High student multiple times in 1985-86. O'Malley appeared in the 1973 film, "The Exorcist." In 2019 he 87 is living at Fordham University's Murray-Weigel Hall. A 7/20 lawsuit claims abuse of a McQuaid student in 1975 or '76. Per the Fordham University newspaper in 12/20, O'Malley was removed from Murray-Weigel after he was accused.

Fr. William P. III O’Malley

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allegedly sexually abused multiple minors in the 1980s and 1990s. Admitted to a sexual interest in adolescents; received treatment for "ephebophilia." Removed from active ministry in 5/03. Died in 2008. Lawsuit filed in 9/18. Another filed in 11/18, claiming abuse of two minors at St. Canice and St. Francis de Sales parishes. New lawsuit filed in 6/20.

Fr. James W. O’Neill

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Wilmington DE and MD

Accused in 2004 DE suit of abuse of a youth 1976-1985. Moved to Philadelphia in 1985 after complaint. Working in Charlotte, NC when suit was filed. Removed 2003. In 12/06, Court ruled that suit could go forward but not on original claim from 1985. Did not appear for depo because he was ministering in South Africa. O'Neill admitted the abuse. Order settled 3/08. Diocese settled 5/08. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals. Living in monitored setting. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Thomas P. O’Neill

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Salt Lake City UT

Accused 4/25/02 of sexually abusing a boy 1963-67 in the early 1960s, while assigned to Judge Memorial School in Salt Lake City. O'Neill was at the school 1957-70, principal 1962-70. Principal of St. Mary's HS in Stockton CA diocese 1970-78. Removed 5/02 from St. Francis de Sales HS in Toledo OH diocese where he moved in 1978. Taught at Father Judge HS in Philadelphia PA in late 1950s. Named in 2003 suit as having knowledge of abuse by James Rapp. Suit dismissed on SOL 8/03. Died 09/21/15. On Diocese of Salt Lake City's list 12/4/18. Added to Stockton's list 11/12/20.

Fr. William V. O’Neill

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Accused on 5/17/02 of sexually abusing and exploiting a 12-year-old boy in 1957 during confession at the rectory of Immaculate Conception church in Everett. Archdiocese mistakenly identified the priest as James W. O'Neil SJ and then as William V. O'Neill. Died 12/4/60. Named on 8/11 Boston AD database of accused priests. Criminal or cannonical proceedings not complete at time of his death.

Fr. Patrick Joseph O’Reilly

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1906
Status: Accused

Died: 05/26/1958
Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

As part of Section 13.1, Non-Monetary Commitments, of the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, Reorganization Plan (dated 7/18/11) the Order agreed to post on its website the names of all members of the Province identified as perpetrators of sexual abuse in proofs of claims filed in the Bankruptcy case, and who have not denied the allegation. O'Reilly's name is included on this list. Died 5/26/58. Name on Great Falls-Billings diocese's list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes abuse 1945,1947, 1949, reported in 2009.

Fr. Thomas E. O’Rourke

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1943
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Accused of abuse of a minor in 1968 at Loyola High School, per archdiocesan report addendum. Worked in San Francisco and Los Angeles CA, as well as in Phoenix, AZ, where he was assigned to Brophy Prep. from 1975 until his death 1/1/93. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18. It notes sexual abuse of a minor in 1969, reported in 2003.

Fr. Donald J. O’Shaughnessy

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Died: 07/8/2013
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed in 2004 after credible allegations of sex abuse while assigned to Loyola Academy in Wilmette; worked there almost continually 1958-92. The Jesuits' Chicago-Detroit (Midwest) Province settled in 2013 for $750K with a man alleging O'Shaughnessy abused him 1977-79 at the school. O'Shaughnessy was the boy's advisor and reportedly pulled him out of class daily. Died 7/8//13, age 89. Settlement announced in 2015 for $950K with another former Loyola student. Also worked in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Milford OH, Indianapolis IN, Oakland CA, and Clarkston MI. Settlement with another former Loyola Academy student for $925K announced 5/17. On Indianapolis archdiocese's list 10/12/18. On Jesuits Midwest Province list 12/17/18.

Fr. Patrick J. O’Shea

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Criminally charged in 1994 for abuse of at least 9 youths in the 1960s and 1970s. Two civil suits were filed in 1994 by four. The archdiocese settled with two plaintiffs in 8/95 for $500K and in 6/96. Archdiocese paid out $2.5M to 15 men abused by O'Shea and two other priests. Arrested. Spent two years in jail waiting for trial; charges withdrawn after 2003 Supreme Court ruling. Also served time for theft of over $200K from archdiocese. Laicized in 1994. On the Stockton diocese's list 11/12/20, where worked 1/31/70-9/17/71.

Fr. Eugene M. O’Sullivan

Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Complaint to Cardinal Cushing in 1964 that O'Sullivan abused an altar boy. Multiple allegations at first parish; transferred to three other parishes, each time because of multiple complaints. Convicted in 1984 of raping an altar boy. Given five years' probation on condition that he be kept away from children. Instead, sent by Cardinal Law to Metuchen, where he worked in four more parishes. Recalled to Boston in 1992; retired, given senior priest status. Involuntary laicization announced in 2005. Died in 2019.

Fr. Michael J. O’Sullivan

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. On 1/29/12 the archdiocese posted a Public Notice on its website stating that it had recently received an accusation that O'Sullivan abused a child in the 1960s. Per the archdiocese on its list 1/19, there were ten known allegations, of abuse, beginning in 1962. Removed in 1964 and sent for treatment in GA. "Not allowed to return to San Antonio Archdiocese." Accepted by the Savannah diocese in 1965. Removed in 1971 for abuse of a child. Returned to Ireland, more allegations there. Case sent by the Antonio archdiocese in 2006 to the Vatican for possible laicization. Died in 2013.  On Savannah diocese's list 11/8/18.

Br. Timothy Joseph O’Sullivan

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Included on Attorney Garabedian's list 3/28/16 of accused clerics named in civil claims resulting in settlements or arbitration awards. Allegedly abused a minor 1972-73 at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell NJ. Another man claimed publicly in 10/16 that O'Sullivan abused him at the school when he was age 14 in the early 1970s. Settlement of $1.9M in 8/16 of suit with 21 men alleging Bergen High staff of sexual abuse when they were young. Seven more former students subsequently came forward as of 7/17, several vs O'Sullivan.

Br. Donald O’Toole

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Order: CFX
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Joined the Xaverians in 1935. Named publicly as accused by the Order on its list 7/12/19. It notes allegations received in 1989 of abuse in MA late 1950s-early1980s, unrelated to Xaverian school students. Removed from ministry in 1989. O'Toole died in 2006. On Baltimore archdiocese's list 7/23/19.

Fr. Paul L. O’Toole

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

A woman announced in 2006 that she had received a $125K settlement from the Chicago archdiocese in 2004. She alleged that O'Toole sexually abused her in 1966 when she was age 16, and that the abuse was continued until age 19 by Revs. John F. Rohrich and Howard Strum. Abuse was first reported to the archdiocese in early 1990s but nothing done. O'Toole reportedly left the priesthood to marry.

Fr. Joseph L. Obersinner

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 03/1/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

Accused of sexual abuse of at least one minor. Included on the Helena diocese's list posted to its website 4/29/15 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/15 bankruptcy settlement. Retired to Spokane's Jesuit community at Gonzaga University in 1999, moved in 2015 to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. Died 3/1/18. On the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/18.

Fr. Francisco Xavier Ochoa

Ordained: 1969
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Santa Rosa CA

Ordained in Mexico for the Jesuits; began working in the Santa Rosa diocese in 1988, incardinated there 7/11/91. Admitted in 4/06 to a recent incident of sexual misconduct involving boy; placed on leave 5/06. Admitted a past history to bishop. Other accusers came forward. Fled to Mexico before bishop reported to police. Two civil suits filed 10/06. Diocese and bishop settled with 10 plaintiffs 9/07 for a little over $5M. Federal arrest warrant issued 7/27/08. Charged with 10 counts of forced sodomy and forced oral copulation. Never returned to U.S. to face charges. Laicized 6/29/09. Died in Mexico 11/30/09. On diocese's list 1/12/19. Suit filed 12/19 under the CA Child Victims Act.

Fr. Luke Odor

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fargo ND

From the Diocese of Aba, Nigeria. Removed in 11/12 from chaplaincy at the V.A. hospital in Bedford, MA due to allegations of abuse occurring in the early 1990s while working in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Fargo. Assigned to the V.A. and residing in a Stowe, MA parish from 2007. Faculties suspended by the Archdiocese of the Military and the Archdiocese of Boston. Included on the Fargo diocese's list 1/2/20. Allegations substantiated. Also added to the Diocese of Crookston's list, where he was assigned in 1995 and 1996.

Fr. Richard N. Ohlemacher

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Order: OSC
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Taught at Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Wawasee, IN for 16 years, and at Crosier Seminary in Onamia, MN for three years. Moved to Phoenix 1987. Helped out at area churches after retirement in 1992. One of 8 Crosier priests removed from public ministry in 2002 due to abuse allegations. Alleged incident at least 15 years prior. Member of Crosier Community of Phoenix until death 7/29/05.

Fr. Uriel Ojeda

Ordained: 2007
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Born in US, raised in Mexico. Attended seminary in Oregon 1998-2007. Arrested 11/30/11 on two counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with teen girl 2007-2009. Family told diocese 11/29/11. Police and CPS notified. Assigned to Our Lady of Mercy in Redding at time of arrest. Released on bail 01/19/12. Pled not guilty 4/13/12. On 7/5/13 pled no contest to one count of molesting the 13-year-old girl in her bedroom. Sentenced to eight years in prison 8/2/13. Per diocese in 8/17, Ojeda was removed from priesthood in 2016. Released from prison in 2019. On diocese's list 4/30/19. Accused in 2020 of the "sexual touching" of a girl under the age of 18.

Paul Oligny

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Died: 02/9/1986
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Oligny's name is included in 10/21 on the Franciscans' Holy Name Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. No details provided as to when or where the abuse occurred. He died in 1986. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Fr. John A. Oliver

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Per news in 2002, in 1967 Oliver was alleged to have picked up a 14-year-old boy who was hitchhiking home. Instead of taking him home, the boy said Oliver drove him to a house, gave him alcohol and molested him. Diocese said Oliver pleaded guilty, but it is unclear what plea involved. Sentenced to 6 or 7 years probation. Sheriff's report from case included a comment suggesting prior cover-ups by the diocese. Retired in 2000; placed on leave 5/02. Supervised accused priest R. Trupia. Deceased prior to 8/11.

Fr. Leo Olschausken

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Order: OPraem
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

First named publicly as accused on the Diocese of Gaylord's list 11/10/18. Noted to have been removed from the diocese and returned to his Order in 1974. Deceased. The Official Catholic Directories show him as a priest of the Grand Rapids diocese, "On Duty Outside the Diocese" in 1974. The Directories consistently spell his name "Olschausken." He first appears in the 1963 Directory, as chaplain of Mercy Hospital in Cadillac, MI, Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Fr. Contardo Angelo Omarini

Order: OSPPE
Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Died: 11/4/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of Newark NJ

Per 4/18/13 news, a man stated in 2012 NJ SOL testimony that as a teenage boy he was repeatedly raped by Omarini, a Pauline Father, in the early- to mid-1960s. The boy was a parishioner at St. Bernard's church in Plainfield NJ, where Omarini said Mass in Italian on Sundays at least until 1977. The priest would travel from the Society of St. Paul's abbey and seminary on Staten Island in the NY archdiocese. He was assigned to the order's facility on Staten Island for his entire career, except for a two-year stint at St. Paul's Monastery in Canfield OH 1950-52. In Omarini's early years as a priest, the Society of St. Paul had a connection with nearby St. Rita's church on Staten Island. The complainant states that there were other victims and that Omarini abused in Plainville and also on Staten Island at the Society's abbey there. Omarini died 11/4/95. A lawsuit filed 7/13/20 claims abuse of three siblings at St. Bernard's in the late-1950s and early-1960s.

Fr. Emmanuel O. Omemaga

Ordained: 1983
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Originally from the Philippines. Came to San Diego in 1990. Charged in 1993 with 40 counts of abusing a 14-yr-old girl just after returning from Pope John Paul II's Mass in Denver 8/93. Mom told diocese and he confessed. Surrendered faculties 10/93 and fled to Philippines. Considered a fugitive from criminal charges. Civil suit also filed. Name appears on 3/07 San Diego list of priests with credible allegations. Still a fugitive in 2010. Personnel file released 10/10.

Fr. John M. Onderko

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Retired in 2005. Removed in 11/18 from public ministry due to allegations deemed credible of sexual misconduct about 55 years prior. Onderko adamantly denied the allegations and, as of 3/20, was suing the diocese. Shown in 1/20 on the diocese's list of accused.

Br. Charles A. Onorato

Order: SJ
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Jesuit brother. Joined the order in 1961. Professed final vows in 1977. Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits West Province on its list 12/7/18. Allegations reported in 1980 and in 2003 of the sexual abuse of a minor in 1980. Was reportedly removed from assignment at Jesuit High School in Carmichael in 1980. Reassigned to Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose. Removed from ministry in 2003, sent to live under a safety plan at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos.

Fr. Bernard Oosterman

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Spokane WA

Three brothers sued the Spokane diocese in 2003 alleging abuse by Oosterman between 1968 and 1975. Subject of previous lawsuit by two alleged victims, settled by the diocese in 1993. Spent most of his career in Seattle; released in 1978 to Archdiocese of Anchorage. Resigned from ministry in 1980, married and moved to TX. Allegations surfaced in Anchorage in 2004. Included on the Anchorage archdiocese's list 1/16/20, noting sexual misconduct with a minor in 1978. Died in 2011.

Fr. Kenneth M. Opat

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Died: 04/6/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Faculty member, registrar, vice-rector, counselor and facilities director at Crosier Seminary in Onamia MN 1969-86. In Minneapolis 1986-94 as provincial treasurer. Superior of Anoka MN Crosier Community 1993-2000. Founder of Central MN Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Program in Andover MN, involved 1978-2008. Died 4/6/11. The Crosiers released a statement 5/4/16 that Opat was accused in a lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a minor. As of 6/7/17 Opat's name was not included on Crosiers' list of credibly accused clerics, published 1/27/17.

Br. Raymond O’Reilly

Order: OFM
Status: Accused

Died: 09/13/1995
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

O'Reiily's  name is included in 10/21 on the Franciscans' Holy Name Province list of those with substantiated allegations against them of child sexual abuse. No details provided as to when or where the abuse occurred. He died in 1995. (Placing him for now in the New York archdiocese, where the Province is based.)


Fr. Samuel Orellana Mendoza

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in El Salvador. Working in L.A. in 1981; incardinated 1987. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of one girl in 1987. Named in archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated and found no grounds to remove. At least one claim included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests, which covers all of the cases involving molestations that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985.

Fr. Fabian G. Oris

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 2007. A woman told the diocese in 4/02 that Oris sexually abused her when he was assigned to St. Hedwig in Smock, PA she was ages 4 or 5 to age 12 when he was at St. Florian in United. She said Oris also abused her older sister when she was in third or fourth grade until fifth grade. Oris was a close friend of the girls' parents. He would have each girl stay over in the rectory, sharing his bed. After the allegation in 2002, Oris was removed from public ministry. He said he had been "....asking god that they forgive me, asking all these girls to forgive me... ." In 2014 another woman came forward, alleging that when she was age 10 or 11 in 1977 or 1978, Oris kissed her on the mouth on about five occasions. She said she was a student at St. Mary's in Uniontown and that the abuse would occur when she was sent to the rectory by the school principal for counseling.

Fr. Vincent A. Orlando

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Working at Jesuit High School in Tampa FL in 4/02 when accusation surfaced that he had abused a young man (not a student) in 1984 while assigned to Strake Jesuit Prep in Houston. Suspended. Resided at Ignatius Residence in New Orleans 2003-12. On Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 12/18/19. On Galveston-Houston archdiocese's list 1/31/19. Living under supervision.

Fr. John Baptist Ormechea

Order: CP
Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed from ministry in Louisville, KY in 12/02 after allegations by four people of abuse in Chicago 1978-81. Accused by a fifth person in a 2003 lawsuit of molesting him as a boy in Chicago in 1983. Per the lawsuit, the boy told his parents about the abuse in 1993, and they met with the Passionists' provincial, who said Ormechea had been removed in 1988 after another allegation. They said the provincial decided the boy was abused by a priest, but not Ormechea. Sent to Rome in 2003 to work in the Passionists' archives. On the Louisville archdiocese's list in 2/19. In 3/21 Ormechea remained in Rome, and was still a priest.

Fr. Basil A. Ormsby

Ordained: 1942
Status: Sued

Died: 06/14/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Monsignor. First revealed in 3/20/18 diocesan list as 'removed, retired, or having left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.' Died in 1997; diocesan list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. In addition to the two or more allegations indicated by Ormsby's inclusion on the diocesan list, he reportedly molested a boy age 12 during a pastoral visit in 1960 to the boy's home after the death of his father. He also allegedly touched and kissed an altar boy in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ormsby was at St Teresa's in South Buffalo 1957-87, after working in 10 parishes in his first 15 years as a priest. Retired in 1987. Monsignor 1988/1989. Died 6/14/97. Claims in a lawsuit 8/19 of abuse of a child, ages 9-12, 1950-53 in Cheektowaga. By 8/21 there were 19 lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act with accusations against Ormsby.

Fr. Garrett D. Orr

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1983
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

Accused in 2003 of abuse of a boy at Georgetown Prep in 2002. Suspended in 2004. Investigation by Jesuits in 2006 found allegations "substantially true." Assigned 2006 - 2009 to Baltimore Jesuit Maryland Provincial Curia, per Catholic Directory. Allegation in 2009 of abuse in 1989. Arrested 1/11 and charged with abuse of two. Indicted 2/23/11. Pled guilty 9/12/11. Sentenced 11/10/11 to 5 years probation and registration as sex offender. Laicized 2008. On Maryland Province Jesuits list 12/17/18. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Norbert F. Orsolits

Ordained: 1965
Status: Settled

Died: 03/25/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Suspended in 2003. Admitted in 2/18 he abused "probably dozens" of adolescent boys in late 1970s-early '80s. A man said Orsolits abused him during a ski trip in 1979 or '80 at age 13 or 14. Orsoiits said he was sent to Canada for treatment in the 1980s by Bishop Head, then reassigned, including as a teacher at Walsh High School. Name on the diocese's list 3/20/18. Suit filed in 8/19 under the NY Child Victims Act claimed abuse of a 13- or 14-year-old in 1968. Moved to another parish after the boy's parents complained. Another suit alleged abuse of a boy early- to mid-1970s. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 in bankruptcy agreement. Suit in 6/20 against the Boy Scouts alleged abuse in 1966 by Orsolits, who was a Scout leader. By 8/21 there were 20 suits filed under the NY Child Victims Act naming Orsolits. He died 3/25/21.

Fr. Eugene F. Orteneau

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1982
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Accused in a 2005 civil suit of abuse of a 16-year-old boy in 1992 at St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs. Settled in 5/07 for $1.2M. Diocese to pay 1/4 and order to pay remainder. Plaintiff's sister had notified Diocese in 2003 of abuse of two other youths but did not mention her brother. Orteneau left the parish in 1994. Dismissed from the Order in 2003. Died 4/8/09 in Huntersville, NC. Included on the Jesuits Northeast Province list of credibly accused 1/15/19. It notes allegations received in 2005 of abuse of minors 1992-95. Included on the Fall River diocese's list in 1/21, where he had been assigned at some point to Bishop Connolly High School.

Fr. Benedicto Ortiz

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Died: 05/14/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Ordained for the Diocese of Areciba, Puerto Rico. Incardinated 6/1/74 into the Diocese of Brownsville. Died 5/14/11. Named publicly as accused by the Brownsville diocese on its list 1/31/19. It notes a credible allegation received in 2016. A lawsuit filed in 2019 alleges Ortiz sexually abused two children, who were siblings, from in 1982 to 1985, beginning when the children were ages 10 and 13. The abuse is said to have occurred in the rectory, where the two ended up living with Ortiz, on trips to South Padre Island, and included plying the children with drugs and alcohol.

Br. Claude Ory

Order: SJ
Ordained: 2021
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Worked at Jesuit High in New Orleans in the 1970s. Accused in 2007 lawsuit of repeated molestation of a Jesuit High student 1974-77, beginning when the boy was age 14. Settled. Accused repeatedly of abuse while assigned to Jesuit High School in Dallas; removed 1994. Moved in 1995 to Mobile, AL. In 2000 moved to Baltimore's Loyola College campus, where he was in charge of managing the Jesuits' residence hall until 2007. In 9/18 may be living in at a Jesuit residence in Baltimore. On the Jesuits' Central and Southern list 12/7/18. On Maryland Province Jesuits list 12/17/18. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19.

Fr. Donald Matthew Osgood

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Manchester NH

Accused of abuse of teenage boys in at least four lawsuits in 2002. Two plaintiffs among 16 in civil suits against Diocese which settled in 2002. Allegations against Osgood began to surface within months of his ordination. Transferred several times because of behavior. Sent for treatment to NM. Left active ministry in 1968. Last listed in 1975 Official Catholic Directory. Part of NH AG's investigation, with numerous docs from personnel file in 2003 and 2009. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17; assigned to a parish in Albuquerque in 1963. Per Manchester diocese's list 7/31/19, laicized and deceased.

Fr. Lionel P. Ouellette

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Boston MA

Ouellette (sometimes spelled Ouelette) had a reputation for "seducing young ladies," per a 1972 letter to his superiors. Accused in 1994 of improperly touched young girls while an assistant priest in the early 1960s. He denied the allegations and received a psychological assessment. Cardinal Law said that he would be allowed to continue in ministry "with your pastor being aware of the concerns that have been raised." Retired 12/96. Died in 9/00. Listed in the 8/11 Boston AD database.

Fr. Robert A. Ours

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Syracuse NY

Arrested 5/21/14 and charged with possession of six images of a sexual performance by a child. Diocese had reported allegations to D.A.'s office "a few months ago." Retired in 2012 and was living at a home for retired priests. Not in active ministry after leaving for unrelated personal reasons. Diocese denied any previous allegations against him. Pleaded guilty to all six charges in 8/14 in a plea agreement. Received 10 years' probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. Accused in a 6/17 suit of abusing a boy decades prior, when Ours was a deacon. On diocese's list 12/3/18. Accused in a lawsuit filed 8/2/21 of fondling a boy, age 8, in the confessional on multiple occasions, 1982-83.

Fr. John J. Owens

Ordained: 1960
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Bismarck ND

Ordained for Diocese of Bismarck, where he worked 1960-99. Fill-in for Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis near Forest Lake 1999-2004, despite Bismarck's removal of faculties in 2002. First named publicly as accused by the St. Paul- Minneapolis archdiocese on its list 10/23/14, for abuse in the Bismarck diocese. Living in Forest Lake, MN. Faculties removed in 2005 by St. Paul-Minneapolis. Ordered by Vatican to a life of prayer and penance. St. Paul-Minneapolis said it was not aware of any substantiated claim in the archdiocese. On the Bismarck diocese's list 1/2/20. It notes faculties permanently removed 4/13/10. Allegedly abused boys In the late 1960s or early '70s, along with Rev. Armour Roberts, after giving them alcohol. Owens had brought the three boys, who were high school freshmen, to visit Roberts in Leipzig. Died in 10/20.

Fr. Joseph Owens

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

Named publicly as accused by the Jesuits Northeast Province on its list 1/15/19. Admitted in 1992 to abusing minors 1970s-1990s. Ministry restricted in 1993 and "impeded" 2002. Worked in Jamaica (1970-77), CT (1978-79), FL (1980-82), Honduras (1983-2002) and Nicaragua (2003-06). On Norwich diocese's list 2/22/19.

Fr. Felix C. Owino

Order: AJ
Ordained: 1992
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV

From Nairobi, Kenya. Arrested 7/8/10 in Fairfax, VA; charged with inappropriate touching of an 11-year-old girl. Diocese removed his faculties 7/9/10 and told Order. He had been serving as associate pastor at a Weirton parish. Had also taught at Wheeling Jesuit University for two years. Previously worked in NH and Reading, PA. Pled guilty 9/29/10. Sentenced 2/19/11 to 5 years prison with all but 9 months suspended. Already served 7 1/2 months awaiting trial. On Wheeling-Charleston diocese's list late 2018. It notes there was also an allegation 7/5/10 of inappropriate touching of an adult, and that he was deported back to Africa.