Fr. Thomas Considine: Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Thomas Considine

Ordained: 1966

  • 1967-1972: Cathedral Parish, Rockford, IL (RCK)
  • 1973-1976: St. Mary’s, DeKalb, IL (RCK)
  • 1977: St. Catherine Church, Freeport, IL (RCK)
  • 1978: On Duty Outside the Diocese (RCK)
  • 1979: Active Outside Diocese
  • 1980: Active Outside Diocese, Chaplain, U.S Marine Corps
  • 1981-1984: Absent on Leave (RCK)
  • 1985-1987: Absent on Leave (RCK)
  • 1988: Died

In April 1980, the Rockford diocese removed Fr. Thomas Considine from ministry. In 2018, Fr. Considine was included in the Diocese of Rockford’s list of “priests against whom a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor has been reported.” Fr. Considine’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1978 until his death are unknown.