Peter John McNamara: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Peter John McNamara

Ordained: 1970

  • 1970-1971: St. Bernadine, Forest Park, IL (CHI)
  • 1971: Resigned
  • 1972: Laicized
  • 1973-2019: Unknown

Fr. Peter John McNamara was a priest for fewer than two years before resigning in 1971. The Archdiocese of Chicago settled at least one claim of sexual abuse by Fr. McNamara. He is included in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s list of Archdiocesan Priests with Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with Minors. Fr. McNamara’s whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

5/13/1970 Ordained

6/15/1970 – Assistant Pastor, St. Bernadine

8/01/1971 McNamara in relationship with minor female. (AOC 017774)

11/10/1972 McNamara requested resignation and laicization. (AOC 017845)

5/14/2002 Report of sexual abuse by McNamara (AOC 017792)