Fr. Mark O’Leary – Diocese of Santa Rosa

On Behalf of | Dec 28, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Mark O’Leary

Diocese of Santa Rosa

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)
  • 2018-2021: 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. He served in multiple dioceses including in the Diocese of Santa Rosa. According to media reports, two men alleged he sexually abused them from 1974-1977 when they were young boys in southern California. The accusations were deemed credible and he was sent to receive extensive psychological assessment and counseling. In 2002, he was permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. O’Leary was named on the 2019 Santa Rosa Diocese’s list of credibly accused clergy of child sexual abuse.

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