Fr. Francis (Frank) J. O'Hara: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Francis (Frank) J. O'Hara

Ordained: 1941

  • 1942-1951 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, IL (SFD)
  • 2002 Saint Patrick Catholic Grade School, Springfield, IL – Retired (SFD)
  • 1952-1959 St. Denis Church, Shipman, IL (SFD) 2003-2006 16051 S. LaGrange Rd., Orlando Park, 60467 – Retired (SFD)
  • 1960-1985 St. Kevin’s, Rosewood Heights, IL (SFD) 2006 Died
  • 1986-2001 SS. Peter and Paul Church, Springfield, IL (SFD)

After working for over six decades in the Diocese of Springfield, Fr. Francis O’Hara died in 2006. In 2008, two women filed a civil lawsuit alleging the Fr. O’Hara sexually abused them at St. Kevin’s Catholic Church in Rosewood Heights, Illinois from 1971 to 1978. In 2018, Fr. O’Hara was included on the Diocese of Springfield’s list of clergy with substantiated cases of sexual abuse of a minor.