Father Cornelius P. Leehan
Diocese of Oakland/Redemptorist
- 1949-1950: St. Thomas (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
- 1951-1954: St. Alphonsus’ (Fresno, CA)
- 1955: Unknown
- 1956-1958: St. Alphonsus Ligouri (San Leandro, CA)
- 1959-1962: St. Gerard Majella (Great Falls, MT)
- 1963-1964: 307 E. Kearney Blvd. (Fresno, CA)
- 1965-1966: St. Alphonsus Ligouri (San Leandro, CA)
- 1967: St. Mary’s of the Assumption (Whittier, CA)
- 1968-1971: Sacred Heart of Jesus (Seattle, WA)
- 1972- 1975: Holy Redeemer (Portland, OR)
- 1976-1978: Retreat (Tucson, AZ)
- 1979-1981: Picture Rocks Retreat House (Tucson, AZ)
- 1982-1984: Center for Parish Missions (Oakland, CA)
- 1985-1986: House on the Way (Oakland, CA)
- 1987: Center for Parish Missions (Oakland, CA)
- 1988: Our Lady of Lourdes (San Francisco, CA)
- 1989: Center for Parish Missions (Oakland, CA)
- 1990-1996: Redemptorists (Oakland, CA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Cornelius P. Leehan:
Ordained a priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Fr. Cornelius Leehan was accused in a civil lawsuit in 2003 alleging sexual abuse by Fr. Leehan when the plaintiff was a young boy at St. Alphonsus Liguori in San Leandro, California. The victim also alleged that Fr. Leehan sexually abused him seven years later when he was reassigned to the parish.
The survivor said he told his father, who told him to tell no one and to never speak about a priest that way. Fr. Leehan died in 1996. He is named publicly on the Oakland Diocese’s list in 2019 of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
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