Fr. Bernard Dabbene, S.D.B.: Credibly Accused Of Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

Fr. Bernard Dabbene, S.D.B.

Ordained: 1966
  • Late 1950s: Salesian Seminary, Richmond, CA (OAK)
  • 1966-1968: St. Francis High School, Watsonville, CA
  • 1968-1972: Don Bosco Technical High School, S. San Gabriel/Rosemead, CA
  • 1972-1979: Salesian High School, Richmond, CA (OAK)
  • 1979-1982: Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, CA
  • 1982-1983: Unknown
  • 1983-1984: Salesian Provincial Residence, San Francisco, CA
  • 1984-1985: Salesian Community, Berkeley, CA (OAK)
  • 1985-1989: St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, CA
  • 1989-1993: Salesian Provincial Residence, San Francisco, CA
  • 1993-1999: Corpus Christi, San Francisco, CA
  • 1998-2000: Archdiocesan Vicar for Parishes and Archdiocese Board of Education, San Francisco, CA
  • 1999-2000: Cathedral of St. Mary (Assumption), San Francisco, CA
  • 2000-2010: Salesian Provincial Residence, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010: Died

Fr. Bernard Dabbene was suspended in 2000 after being arrested for sexually abusing a minor. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of molesting a minor and was sentenced to three years’ probation and community service. He was ordered to register as a sex offender. Fr. Dabbene was named in at least one civil lawsuit. Fr. Dabbene’s whereabouts and access to children from 2000 until his death in 2010 are unknown.