James Flosi: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

James Flosi

Ordained: 1971

  • 1971-1976: St. Hubert, Hoffman Estates, IL (CHI)
  • 1976-1985: Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1978-1985: Director of the Phoenix Ministry for Separated and Divorced Catholics (CHI)
  • 1985-1988: St. Luke, River Forest, IL (CHI)
  • 1988-1989: Sabbatical
  • 1989: St. Gertrude, Franklin Park, IL (CHI)
  • 1990-1992: St. Giles, Oak Park, IL (CHI)
  • 1992: Resigned
  • 1993-2009: Unknown
  • 2010: Laicized
  • 2011-2019: Unknown

Fr. James Vincent Flosi worked in the Archdiocese of Illinois throughout his career as a priest. He has been accused of sexually abusing at least 8 children. In 1991, Fr. Flosi was accused of teaching several middle-school-age boys to masturbate. After his resignation in 1992, Fr. Flosi founded the organization AIDSCare in Chicago. Fr. Flosi is included in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s list of “Archdiocesan Priests with Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with Minors.” Fr. Flosi’s whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Fr. James Vincent Flosi Documents
Fr. James Vincent Flosi Timeline

5/12/1971 Ordained

6/14/1971 – Associate Pastor, St. Hubert’s, Hoffman Estates, IL

6/10/1976 – Associate Pastor, Cathedral of the Holy Name

1978 – Director of Archdiocesan Office of Pastoral Care for Seperated and Divorced Catholics

???                   Report of sexual abuse by Flosi in the rectory of Holy Name Cathedral. (AOC 013361, 13612)

1985 – Part-Time Associate Pastor, St. Luke’s

7/15/1985         Report of sexual abuse by Flosi and Hoder in the seminary. (AOC 013369)

1/19/1989 – Associate Pastor, St. Gertrude’s

5/31/1989         Memo from Goedert that allegations were “a one time only experience” and Flosi denied it. (AOC 013435)

6/7/1989           Flosi declines appointment as Pastor of St. Clement Parish. (AOC 013437)

12/2/1989         Flosi resigns from St. Gertrude. (AOC 013441)

12/27/1989       Flosi on two month “therapeutic leave” (AOC 013466)

7/1/1990 – Associate Pastor, St. Giles

11/2/1991         Report that Flosi taught a middle school boy how to masturbate. (AOC 013526)

11/25/1991       Report that Flosi asked another boy to masturbate in his presence (AOC 013528)

12/12/1991       Flosi on restrictions, not to be in the presence of anyone under 21 years old. (AOC 013530)

7/7/1992           Resigned (AOC 013544)

3/28/1999         Report that Flosi engaged in sexual misconduct with a 21 year old at Holy Name Cathedral (AOC 013561)

4/16/2002         Report of sexual abuse. (AOC 013565)

8/10/2005         Report of sexual abuse by Flosi in 1981 at Holy Name Cathedral. (AOC 013611)

8/10/2005         Report of sexual abuse by Flosi beginning in 1971 and lasting for six years. (AOC 013613)

2010                 Laicized