Br./Fr. Donald (Don) W. Eagleson: Deacons & Priests Accused of Clerical Sexual Abuse

Br./Fr. Donald (Don) W. Eagleson

Ordained: 1985
  • Pre-1985: Unknown (Brother of the Holy Cross)
  • 1986-1987: St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma, CA
  • 1988-1989: Unknown
  • 1990: St. Bernard’s Church, Eureka, CA
  • 1991-2003: Sacred Heart Church, Eureka, CA
  • 2004: Retired, Nazareth House, San Rafael, CA
  • 2004: Died

Fr. Donald W. Eagleson was a Brother of the Holy Cross religious order prior to his ordination as a Diocesan priest in 1985. Abuse allegations against Fr. Eagleson allege that the abuse occurred in approximately 1971 at Moreau High School in Hayward, CA. Fr. Eagleson was a Brother of the Holy Cross at the time of the alleged abuse. In 2002, another allegation of abuse arose, that allegedly occurred in 1971 and Fr. Eagleson was placed on leave. Fr. Eagleson was named in one civil lawsuit in 2004. It is believed that Fr. Eagleson worked in least four high schools during his career as a religious Brother and priest.