Fr. Cornelius Patrick (Pedraig) Leehan, C.Ss.R: Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Cornelius Patrick (Pedraig) Leehan, C.Ss.R


  • 1949-1950: St. Thomas, Coeur d’Alene, ID (B)
  • 1951-1954: St. Alphonsus’, Fresno, CA (FRS)
  • 1955: Unknown
  • 1956-1958: St. Alphonsus Ligouri, San Leandro, CA (SFR)
  • 1959-1962: St. Gerard Majella, Great Falls, MT (GF)
  • 1963-1964: 307 E. Kearney Blvd., Fresno, CA (FRS)
  • 1965-1966: St. Alphonsus Ligouri. San Leandro, CA (OAK)
  • 1967: St. Mary’s of the Assumption, Whittier, CA (LA)
  • 1968-1971: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • 1972- 1975: Holy Redeemer, Portland, OR (P)
  • 1976-1978: Retreat, Tucson, AZ (TUC)
  • 1979-1981: Picture Rocks Retreat House, Tucson, AZ (TUC)
  • 1982-1984: Center for Parish Missions, Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • 1985-1986: House on the Way, Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • 1987: Center for Parish Missions, Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • 1988: Our Lady of Lourdes, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1989: Center for Parish Missions, Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • 1990-1996: Redemptorists, Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • 1997: Died

Fr. Cornelius Leehan was ordained a priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. In 2003, a man filed a civil lawsuit naming Fr. Leehan as a defendant and alleging sexual abuse by Fr. Leehan when the plaintiff was a young boy at St. Alphonsus Liguori in San Leandro, California. The man also alleged that Fr. Leehan sexually abused him seven years later when he was reassigned to the parish.