Fr. Donald L. Stavinoha

Order: OMI
Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

Worked in dioceses of Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Galveston-Houston in TX and in the Tehuantepec diocese in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 1986 a police officer caught Stavinoha performing a sex act on a young boy in a church van in Houston. The boy said it had happened before. Diocese removed Stanihova’s privileges and sent him to therapy. Pled guilty in 1988. Sentenced to 10 years in jail; released 3/14/91 and put on probation. Civil suit filed, settled, and sealed. Returned under supervision to order in San Antonio. In 2002 was known to be living in a MO treatment center. Died 3/27/07 in Houston, per Oblate newsletter. On Galveston-Houston archdiocese’s list 1/31/19.


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