Fr. Donald Eugene Broderson

Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Accused in a 4/03 lawsuit of molesting an altar boy many times in the 1970s. Broderson was “forced into retirement” in 1991 and officially retired later. Diocese knew of complaints against him in 1991. Became a marriage family therapist/licensed hypnotist in Richmond, CA. Settlements in 2003. Admitted to abuse. Laicized 3/21/05. Six brothers sued in 2007. Case dismissed then reinstated 2/09 by appeals court. CA Sup Court dismissed 3/29/12. Broderson died 9/19/10. On diocese’s list in 2019.

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