Fr. Donal P. O’Connor: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Donal P. O’Connor

Ordained: 1955
  • 1956-1957: St. Barnabas, Long Beach, CA
  • 1958-1963: Visitation, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1964-1969: St. Elizabeth, Altadena, CA
  • 1970-1974: St. Norbert, Orange, CA
  • 1975-1998: St. Emydius, Lynwood, CA
  • 1999-2002: St. Christopher, West Covina, CA
  • 2003-2004: Unknown
  • 2005-2006: Retired; Las Vegas, NV
  • 2007-2018: Unknown

Fr. Donal P. O’Connor is a native of Ireland. He was incardinated into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1950 and later was ordained for the Archdiocese in 1955. Three individuals have accused Fr. O’Connor of sexual abuse between approximately 1959 and 1961. Fr. O’Connor was placed on administrative leave and then retired without faculties in 2002. He has been named in at least one civil suit. Fr. O’Connor was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. It is believed Fr. O’Connor died in approximately 2017. For the past ten years of his life, Fr. O’Connor’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children are unknown.

Detailed Clergy Assignment Record: Fr. Donal P. O’Connor