Fr. Charles O’Donoghue

Diocese: Diocese of Trenton

Religious Order: Father of the Holy Ghost (Irish Spritans)


7/09 civil suit alleged abuse of 7 yr old girl & her 8 yr old brother by a John O’Donoghue at St. Catharine Parish in Spring Lake, from 1972 to 1974. Diocese said that Charles O’Donoghue was assigned there from 1969-1974 but there were no records of “John.” Diocese informed of abuse by Charles O’Donoghue by letter in 2002. Another letter received 7/10/09 re John. A member of an Irish religious order, Charles O’Donoghue returned to Ireland in 1975 and is believed to have died in 1986.


Press Release by the Diocese of Trenton 07.15.09Asbury Park Press 07.22.09Asbury Park Press 07.22.09Star-Ledger 07.22.09;