Fr. Michael McDonald

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

In 2004 the diocese reached a settlement of more than $760K in a civil suit filed in summer 2003. One man alleged that he was sexually abused many times by McDonald at St. Mary of the Nativity in Salinas between 1964 and 1967, starting when he was 10. McDonald died 11/3/71. On diocese’s list 1/2/19.


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