Fr. Mark O’Leary – Diocese of Santa Rosa

Father Mark O’Leary

Diocese of Santa Rosa

Mark O’Leary Horowitz Law

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: Unknown

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

Fr. Mark O’Leary was a member of the Dominican Order and worked in the Los Angeles Archdiocese and the Oakland Diocese. He was accused by two men of child sexual abuse occurring from 1974-1977 when they were boys in southern California. Accusations were deemed credible and he was sent to receive extensive psychological assessment and counseling. In 2002, he was permanently removed from ministry. O’Leary was named on the 2019 Santa Rosa Diocese’s list of credibly accused clergy of child sexual abuse.

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