Fr. John A. Flynn

Ordained: 1952
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

From Ireland. Monsignor. Admitted in 10/1997 to a “sexual encounter” with a female adolescent more than 20 years prior. She had written to the Archdiocese in 9/1997, alleging he abused her as a teenager in the 1960s and sexually assaulted her as a young adult in the 1970s. Removed from ministry and sent to a MD treatment center for evaluation. Resigned the same year from ministry in the San Antonio archdiocese. Allowed by Bishop Carmody in 1998 to minister in the Tyler TX diocese. Retired in 2002; continued active ministry. In 2005 the San Antonio archdiocese gave new information to the Tyler diocese showing a possible credible allegation of the sexual abuse of a girl occurring in the 1960s-1970s. Removed from ministry. Case sent to the Vatican. Returned to restricted ministry in 2008. After a review in 2018, again removed from ministry. Included on the San Antonio archdiocese’s list 1/31/2019. On the Tyler diocese’s list of credibly accused in 4/2019.

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