Fr. John J. O’Connor – Archdiocese of San Francisco

| Dec 2, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father John J. O’Connor

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Ordained: 1960

Died: 2013

Assignment History:

  • 1960-1961: St. Stephen’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1961-1963: Catholic University (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1963-1964: Sacred Heart (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1963-1971: Social Services/Catholic Charities (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1964-1971: St. Isabella (San Rafael, CA)
  • 1967-1971: St. Patrick’s Seminary (Menlo Park, CA)
  • 1971-1977: St. Kevin’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1974-1979: Social Services/Catholic Charities (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1977-1981: Sacred Heart (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1979-1983: Catholic Charities (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1981-1983: St. Stephen’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1983-1985: Archdiocesan Secretary of Social Ministry (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1983-1997: Mission Dolores Basilica (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1986-1993: Dean of San Francisco Mission Deanery (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1987-1993: Diocesan Counselor (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1997-1998: Dean of Deanery 3 (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1997-2002: Cathedral of St. Mary (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2000-2002: Dean of Deanery 3 (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2003: Absent on leave

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John J O’Connor:

According to media reports, in 2002, Msgr. John J O’Connor was removed from active ministry after the Archdiocese of San Francisco received an allegation of improper contact with a boy occurring more than 30 years ago. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

O’Connor’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 2002 until his death in 2013 are unknown.

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