Fr. Donald G. Timone

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

News in 12/18 that Timone was accused in 2002 and 2003 of abuse late 1960s-early 1970s of teen boys he was counseling. Suspended, then returned to ministry. One of his alleged victims died by suicide in 1/15. Subject of two IRCP settlements in 2017. Remained in ministry. Suspended in 12/18 after publicity. NY archdiocesan review board to revisit the case. Had also been working at times as a chaplain, spiritual advisor and teacher at John Paul the Great Catholic University in CA, and assisting at a Rancho Santa Fe CA parish. The NY archdiocese told the University 12/18 that Timone had never been accused and was fit to serve, even though he was then being investigated. Longtime chaplain for Courage and Encourage International, an apostolate to help homosexuals “live chaste lives.” On archdiocese’s list 4/26/19. Review Board process pending. Lawsuit 7/19 by man claiming church covered up Timone and Msgr. John Paddack’s histories of abusing and kept them in ministry. The archdiocese’s list updated in 6/22 shows that the review board had deemed the allegation credible and substantiated and that a canonical process was pending.

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