Fr. Joseph Dondero, S.J.: Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Vulnerable Adult

Fr. Joseph Dondero, S.J.

Ordination: Unknown
  • 1949-1951: St. Joseph Parish, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1951-1952: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1952-1963: Jesuit Retreat Center, Los Altos, CA (SFR)
  • 1963-1973: St. Joseph Parish, San Jose, CA (SFR)
  • 1973-1980: St. Thomas Canterbury Parish, Campbell, CA (SFR)
  • 1980-1997: Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, CA (1980: SFR; 1981-1997: SJ)
  • 1997: Died

Fr. Joseph Dondero worked in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose. According to the Diocese of San Jose, Fr. Dondero engaged in sexual misconduct with a child at St. Joseph Parish in the 1960s. In 2002, the Diocese of San Jose received a report that Fr. Dondero sexually abused a child. The Diocese of San Jose included Fr. Dondero in its list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual abuse of children.