Fr. Joseph Prochnow: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Joseph Prochnow

Ordained: 1963
  • 1964-1971: Unknown
  • 1972-1978: St. Anthony’s Seraphic Seminary, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1979: St. Joseph’s, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1980: Unknown
  • 1981: St. Anthony’s Seminary High School, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1982-1989: Unknown
  • 1990-1991: Franciscan Friars, Oakland, CA
  • 1992-1997: Unknown
  • 1998-2000: Franciscan Friars Provincial Office, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2001-2007: Unknown
  • 2008-2016: San Damiano Retreat, Danville, CA
  • 2017-2018: Unknown

Fr. Joseph Prochnow was a Franciscan priest who was accused of child sexual abuse that occured in the 1970s and 1980s. Fr. Prochnow was named in a 2008 civil lawsuit filed against the Franciscan Friars and Old Mission Santa Barbara. Fr. Prochnow’s status as a priest, current whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.