Fr. Andrew M. Ronan

Religious Order:  Servites

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago


Accused of abuse of seminarian in Ireland. Sent to US and accused of abuse of male high school students in Chicago in 1963-1964. Sent to Portland OR and abused mid-1960s. Suit filed 2002 in OR re 1966 abuse. Laicized 1966. Died 1992. Documents released by Portland AD 11/08 (see last page). Plaintiff sued Holy See; US Sup. Court said suit could go forward 6/10. Vatican posted some files on its website 8/11. Judge ruled 8/12 that Vatican not employer.


Partial Assignment History in Vatican Archive of the Congregation for ReligiousAssociated Press 04.03.02; Associated Press (2nd) 04.03.02; Petition in John V Doe v Holy See 04.03.02; Chicago Sun-Times 04.04.02; The Oregonian 04.04.02; Sunday Oregonian 07.07.02; USA Today 11.11.02; The Oregonian 12.11.05; Chicago Sun-Times (AP) 06.07.06; Catholic Online 06.08.06; National Catholic Reporter 06.16.06; Table: The Oregonian 11.12.06; Final Report of Document Arbitration 11.24.08; Portland Archdiocese Document Production 01.08.09; Sacramento Bee 03.04.09; OPB News 03.05.09; Tribune 02.07.10; Washington Post (AP) 06.28.10; Bellingham Herald 04.22.11; San Francisco Chronicle 08.17.11; San Francisco Chronicle (AP) 08.17.11; Holy See Document Production 08.19.11; Statement by Counsel for Holy See 08.19.11; Handout from Counsel for John V Doe 08.22.11; Minnesota Public Radio 08.22.11; Republic 12.02.11; NCR 08.24.12; NCR 08.07.13