Fr. Mark O’Leary – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 29, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Mark O’Leary

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Dominicans)

Ordained: 1985

Removed: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1965-1974: Daniel Murphy Catholic High School (Formerly St. John Vianney) (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1975: Dominican Fathers (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1976-1979: Unknown
  • 1980: St. Dominic (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1981-1989: Unknown
  • 1990-1992: Holy Rosary (Antioch, CA)
  • 1993: Unknown
  • 1994-1997: Dominican Order, Sienna House (Oakland, CA)
  • 1998: Unknown
  • 1999-2002: St. Mary Magdalen (Berkley, CA)
  • 2003-2007: Unknown
  • 2008-2017: Order of Preachers (Oakland, CA)
  • 2018-Present: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Mark O’Leary:

Fr. Mark O’Leary was ordained a priest of the Dominican Order in 1985, who served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Oakland. According to media reports, he was accused by two men of child sexual abuse occurring from 1974-1977, when they were boys in southern California. The accusations were deemed credible and he was sent to receive extensive psychological assessment and counseling.

In 2002, Fr. O’Leary was permanently removed from ministry. He was named on the 2019 Diocese of Santa Rosa’s list of credibly accused clergy of child sexual abuse. His last known location was at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland. His current whereabouts and status as a priest are unknown.

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