Fr. James Allen Hoder

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/14/1975:  Ordained
  • 1976-1982:  “Cluster” Vocations Director
  • 1982-1985:  Assumption Parish – Associate Pastor
  • 1985-1991:  St. David Parish – Associate Pastor
  • 1991:  St. Joseph’s; Chicago, IL
  • 1991:  Administrative Leave
  • 1992:  University of Illinois Hospital – Part-time work
  • 1992:  Administrative Leave from all ministry
  • 1995:  At “Wounded Brothers” in St. Louis
  • 1997:  Resigned from active ministry
  • 2009:  Laicized


Newly identified as abuser on Chicago Archdiocesan Report in Fall 2009. Archdiocese received report in 7/85 of sexual abuse by Hoder of a teenage boy when Hoder was a seminarian. Housekeeper in 1990 reported male minors going to Hoder’s room, porn everywhere, and a young man around age 18 staying with him in rectory. Suspected of theft same year and investigated for drugs. Reports to archd in 11/92 of sex abuse of teen boy. Resigned from priesthood 1997. Allegation 2/04. Another in 7/07 of abuse by Hoder and Rev. James Flosi of boy age 17; alleged victim had called archd re this in 1985. Laicization in 12/09 announced 1/2010.


Hoder Personnel File; Jeff Anderson & Associates TimelineChicago Archdiocesan Report updated 12.01.09; Chicago Archdiocesan Report accessed 01.14.10; Archdiocese of Chicago Documents 11.11.14