Fr. Don D. Flickinger

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Jose CA

Ordained for the Diocese of Fresno. A civil suit filed 8/9/11 accused Flickinger of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy at St. Frances Cabrini in San Jose in 2001. It also claimed abuse in the San Francisco and Fresno dioceses over a period of 40 years, and that church authorities were aware. The suit included statements by many other witnesses and alleged victims. A woman also sued. Another lawsuit filed 9/12. All three cases settled 9/13. In 10/18 still a priest of the Fresno diocese. Permanently banned from active ministry in 2006, except for participation in funeral masses for other priests. On San Jose diocese’s list 10/18/18. It notes allegations reported in 2002, 2005 and 2006. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19. Christian Brothers Novitiate chaplain there 1981-83. On the Diocese of Fresno’s list of credibly accused in 8/21.


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