Fr. Don D. Flickinger: Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children

Fr. Don D. Flickinger

Ordination: 1964
  • 1964-1965 Unknown
  • 1965-1966 St. John Cathedral, Fresno, CA
  • 1966-1968 San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno, CA
  • 1968-1969 St. Helen, Fresno, CA
  • 1969-1970 San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno, CA
  • 1970-1972 St. Genevieve, Fresno, CA
  • 1972-1973 On duty outside the diocese
  • 1973-1978 University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA (SFR)
  • 1978-1980 2305 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1980-1981 Xavier Hall, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1981-1983 Mt. LaSalle Novitiate, Napa, CA
  • 1983-1984 Sacred Heart, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1984-1987 San Francisco, CA
  • 1987-1988 San Juan Bautista, CA
  • 1988-1990 Our Lady Star of the Sea, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 1990-1991 P.O. Box 1070, San Juan Bautista, CA; St. Paul, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1991-1992 St. Paul, San Francisco, CA; Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga, CA (SFR and SJ)
  • 1992-1995 Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga, CA (1993-1995 in residence) (SJ)
  • 1993-1994 Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA (SJ)
  • 1995-2008 St. Francis Cabrini Church, San Jose, CA (in residence) (SJ)
  • 2008-2009 St. Paul, San Francisco, CA (SF)
  • 2009-2017 Retired
  • 2018 Unknown

A civil lawsuit filed in 2011 accused Fr. Don Flickinger of sexually abusing a young boy at St. Paul Catholic Parish and School in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. According to the lawsuit, Fr. Flickinger had a history of sexual misconduct stretching back 40 years, and three dioceses—Fresno, San Jose, and San Francisco—were aware of Fr. Flickinger’s misconduct but failed to take action. Two additional lawsuits related to child sexual abuse have named Fr. Flickinger. All three cases were settled in 2013. Fr. Flickinger is retired and, as of 2013, is believed to be living in the Diocese of San Jose.