Fr. Felipe (Philip) Baldonado, O.F.M: Credibly Accused

Fr. Felipe (Philip) Baldonado, O.F.M

Ordained: 1938
  • 1939-1942 St. Boniface, Banning, CA (SD)
  • 1942-1943 St. Turibius, Los Angeles, CA (LA)
  • 1943-1944 Precious Blood, Banning, CA (SB)
  • 1944-1947 St. Joseph’s, Los Angeles, CA (LA)
  • 1947-1949 St. Turibius, Los Angeles, CA (LA)
  • 1949-1950 St. Mary’s, Phoenix, AZ (TUC)
  • 1951-1952 St. Francis Retreat House, San Juan Bautista, CA (MF)
  • 1953 St. George, Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • 1953-1958 Mission to Migrant Workers, OH (TOL)
  • 1959-1962 Franciscan Theological Seminary, Old Mission, Santa Barbara, CA (LA)
  • 1963 St. Joseph’s, Los Angeles, CA (LA)
  • 1964-1967 Sacred Heart, Phoenix, AZ (TUC)
  • 1967-1969 St. Joseph’s, Los Angeles, CA (LA)
  • 1969 Holy Cross Retreat, Mesilla Park, NM (LSC)
  • 1969-1986 St. Joseph’s, Los Angeles, CA (LA)
  • 1986-2002 Ss. Simon and Jude, Huntington Beach, CA (MRY)
  • 2003 Died

Fr. Baldonado was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Barbara, part of what is formally known as the Order of Friars Minor. Fr. Baldonado was included in the Franciscan Friars Province of Saint Barbara’s “List of Franciscan Friars from the St. Barbara Province with Credibly (sic) Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” in the section “Deceased Former Province of St. Barbara Friars Who Have Been Credibly Accused.” According to this list, a report was made in 2003 alleging that Fr. Baldonado sexually abused a minor in approximately 1959. The Franciscans also report that from 1953 to 1964, Fr. Baldonado worked as a Mission Preacher in Oakland, Stockton, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Francisco.