Fr. Mark A. Finan, S.J.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Mark A. Finan, S.J.

Accused Priest Mark Finan
Ordained: 1948
  • 1949: Indianapolis College/West Baden College, West Baden Springs, IN (IND)
  • 1950: Tertianship, Auriesville, NY (ALB)
  • 1951: Graduate student, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • 1952: St. Francis Xavier, Cincinnati, OH (CIN)
  • 1953-1955: University of Detroit, Detroit, MI (DET)
  • 1956: Ohio John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH (CLV)
  • 1957-1959: Xavier University College of Liberal Arts, Cincinnati, OH (CIN)
  • 1960-1961: Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, Oak Park, IL (CHI)
  • 1962-1964: St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, OH (CIN)
  • 1965-1967: Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington, IL (CHI)
  • 1967-1973: Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1974-1993: Unknown
  • 1993: Died

Fr. Mark A. Finan, S.J. was ordained a Jesuit priest and worked in various parishes throughout the United States.
According to the Jesuits, Fr. Finan has been twice accused of child sexual abuse, one incident allegedly occurring in 1944
while he was working at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois, and the other incident allegedly occurring from 1964
to 1965 while he was working at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fr. Finan is included on the list of “USA Midwest
Province Jesuits with an Established Allegation of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.” Fr. Finan’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and
whether he had access to children from 1974 to his death are unknown.