John A. Robinson: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

John A. Robinson

Ordained: 1971

  • 1969-1971: Caregiver- Angel Guardian Orphanage, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1971: Ordained
  • 1971-1973: St. Clotilde, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1973-1979: St. Priscilla, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1979: St. Emily, Mt. Prospect, IL (CHI)
  • 1979-1987: St. Damian, Oak Forest, IL (CHI)
  • 1987-1994: St. Edward, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1994-2005: Queen of the Rosary, Elk Grove Village, IL (CHI)
  • 2005: Removed From Ministry
  • 2005-2016: Unknown
  • 2016: Died

In 2002, Fr. Robinson was removed from his position at Queen of the Rosary Church in Elk Grove Village due to allegations of sexual misconduct with a male teenager in the late 1970s while assigned to St. Priscilla’s in Chicago. In 2006, Fr. Robinson was included in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s list of “Clergy with Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with Minors.” Fr. Robinson’s whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he had access to children are unknown from 2005 to his death in 2016.

Fr. John Robinson Documents
Fr. John Robinson Timeline

Additional Information:

1969-1971       Caregiver at Angel Guardian Orphanage (AOC 19807)

At an unknown date, an accusation of childhood sexual abuse was reported by a third party to the Archdiocese and not investigated by the Archdiocese. (AOC 19807)

5/12/1971        Ordained

6/14/1971 – Associate Pastor, St. Clotidle Parish

1/15/1973 – Associate Pastor, St. Priscilla Parish

6/11/1979 – Associate Pastor, St. Emily Parish

9/17/1979 – Associate Pastor, St. Damian Parish

6/9/1987 – Associate Pastor, St. Edward Parish

7/1/1994 – Associate Pastor, Queen of the Rosary Parish

1991                Victim states they wrote a letter to the Cardinal regarding Robinson and did not receive a response from the Cardinal or Archdiocese. (AOC 19517)

1992                Former member of Angel Guardian Orphanage reported sexual abuse by Robinson. (AOC 19581-19582)

6/18/2002        Report of sexual abuse by Robinson in 1973 (AOC 019486)

11/2/2002        Review board determines there is insufficient evidence of anal penetration by Robinson. There is reasonable cause that sexual misconduct occurred. (AOC 19557)

2003                A full canonical penal trial was conducted by the Tribunal of the Archdiocese. (AOC 19807)

9/27/2005        Robinson permanently removed from ministry in the Archdiocese.