Born and raised in Chicago, Father Jack O’Malley was ordained a priest in 1959 in the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans).
He taught philosophy at the University of Dallas and DePaul University, was Dean of Students at Fenwick High School in Illinois and was chaplain in the US Air Force. For 17 years Fr. O’Malley taught morality to the upper classmen at Fenwick while serving in the Illinois Air Guard and the US Air Force Reserves.
In 1992 Father O’Malley made the poorest of the poor the focus of his work and began preaching on their behalf throughout the US. He continues his ministry of mercy every week for Cross Catholic Outreach.