Father John Donohue
Archdiocese of Newark
Assigned as follows:
- 1988: Immaculate Heart of Mary/St. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ)
- 1992-2015: St. Valentine (Bloomfield, NJ)
- 2011-2015: Clara Mass Medical Center (Belleville, NJ)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Donohue:
Father John Donohue was ordained a priest in 1973 and served in the Archdiocese of Newark. According to media reports, in February 2019, his name was included on its list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of child sex abuse.
“This list of names is the result of an extensive review of Archdiocesan records dating back to 1940. All names were previously reported to law enforcement agencies. The Archdiocese of Newark has a zero-tolerance policy for any type of mistreatment or misconduct involving children and young adults. No member of the clergy with a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor remains in ministry.”
The only specifics provided by the Archdiocese were the parishes and schools to which Father Donohue was assigned and the number of victims known to the Archdiocese of Newark. He was listed as having “multiple” credible accusations of sexual abuse against him. No details were provided as to the age/gender of the victims, nor Donohue’s assignments at the time of the abuse.
According to the Archdiocese of Newark, Father Donohue has been permanently removed from ministry. He is believed to be residing in New Jersey.
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