Fr. Paul Dinan: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Paul Dinan

Ordained: 1937

  • 1938-1939: St. Mary’s, Canton, IL (PEO)
  • 1940-1944: St. John’s, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1945-1948: St. Mary’s Church, Paxton, IL (PEO)
  • 1949-1954: St. Mary’s Church, Paxton, IL (JOL)
  • 1955-1966: St. Teresa, Kankakee, IL (JOL)
  • 1967-1972: St. Peter’s Church, Itasca, IL (JOL)
  • 1973: On Duty Outside Diocese (JOL) – Location Unknown; Absent on Sick Leave
  • 1974-1975: St. Mary Church, Paxton, IL (JOL)
  • 1976-1978: Retired (JOL) – Location Unknown
  • 1979-1980: St. Mary Church, Paxton, IL (JOL)
  • 1981-1983: Retired (JOL) – Location Unknown
  • 1984-1986: Retired 3500 Lake Bayshore, Apt. K-101, Bradenton, FL 33505 (SP)(VEN)
  • 1987-1996: Retired 440 E Pell St. Paxton, IL 60957 (JOL)
  • 1996: Died

Fr. Paul F. Dinan was ordained a priest in 1937 and served at multiple parishes throughout the Dioceses of Peoria and Joliet. Allegations of sexual abuse of a minor were made against Fr. Dinan after he was deceased. Fr. Dinan was named on the Diocese of Joliet’s list of “Diocesan Priests with Credible Allegation(s) of Sexual misconduct with Minors Made Against Them While Serving in the Diocese of Joliet” with “Credible Allegations but Unresolved.” Fr. Dinan’s status as a priest and whether he had access to children throughout the 1980’s and until his death in 1996 are unknown.