Fr. Donal O’Connor – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 29, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Donal O’Connor

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1955

Died: 2017

Assignment History:

  • 1956-1957: St. Barnabas (Long Beach, CA)
  • 1958-1963: Visitation Church (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1964-1969: St. Elizabeth (Altadena, CA)
  • 1970-1974: St. Norbert (Orange, CA)
  • 1975-1998: St. Emydius Church (Lynwood, CA)
  • 1999-2002: St. Christopher (West Covina, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Donal O’Connor:

Fr. Donal O’Connor, a native of Ireland, was incardinated into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1955. According to media reports, three people have accused Father O’Connor of sexual abuse between 1959 and 1961. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. O’Connor was placed on administrative leave and then retired without faculties in 2002. He has been named in at least one civil suit. Father O’Connor was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

In January 2013, his personnel file was released. He died in 2017.

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