Fr. Paul L. O’Toole

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1967:  Ordained
  • 1967-1971:  St. James; Maywood, IL
  • 1972-1975:  Not indexed in Directories
  • Reportedly left the priesthood to marry


Woman announced in 2006 that she had received a $125K settlement from the Chicago archdiocese in 2004. She alleged that O’Toole sexually abused her in 1966 when she was age 16, and that the abuse was continued until age 19 by Revs. John F. Rohrich and Howard Strum. Abuse was first reported to the Archdiocese in early 1990s but nothing done. Per SNAP, O’Toole left the priesthood to marry.

Sources: Assignment RecordWBBM 02.11.06; Chicago Sun-Times 02.12.06; SNAP Statement 02.13.06