Fr. Don D. Flickinger

Fr. Don D. Flickinger

Ordained, 1964

Notes: In a 2011 civil lawsuit, Fr. Flickinger was accused of sexually abusing a young boy at St. Paul Catholic Parish and School in San Francisco, California. According to the lawsuit, Fr. Flickinger had a history of alleged child sexual abuse stretching back 40 years, and three dioceses—Fresno, San Jose, and San Francisco—were supposedly 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. The Diocese of San Jose included Fr. Flickinger on their list of “Clergy with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children” where it is reported that he engaged in “sexual misconduct with children at St. Frances Cabrini in San Jose, California and at Sacred Heart, in Saratoga, California in the 1990s and early 2000s.” The list also states that the Diocese of San Jose received reports of child sexual abuse by Fr. Flickinger in 2002, 2005, and 2006.

 Fr. Flickinger is named on the Diocese of Santa Rosa’s “Diocese Responds to the Request for Transparency.” In this document, Fr. Flickinger is designated as one of “the names of accused priests who had varying degrees of connection with the Diocese of Santa Rosa and who had claims brought against them in other places.” Fr. Flickinger is retired and, as of 2018, is believed to be residing in the Diocese of Fresno. Fr. Flickinger’s current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.


1965 Unknown 1985-1987 On Duty Outside Diocese (FRS)

1966 St. John Cathedral, Fresno, CA (FRS) 1988-1990 Our Lady Star of the Sea, Santa Cruz, CA (MRY)

1966-1967 San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno, CA (FRS)

1991 P.O. Box 1070, San Juan Bautista, CA; St.

Paul, San Francisco, CA (SFR)

1968 St. Helen, Fresno, CA (FRS) 1992 St. Paul, San Francisco, CA; Sacred Heart, Saratoga, CA (SFR and SJ)

1969-1973 San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno, CA (FRS)

1993-1996 On Duty Outside Diocese (FRS)

1970-1972 St. Genevieve, Fresno, CA (FRS) 1993-1995 Sacred Heart, Saratoga, CA (SJ)

1973-1978 University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA (SFR)

1994 Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA (SJ)

1979-1980 On Duty Outside The Diocese (FRS); 2305

Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA (SFR)

1995-2008 St. Francis Cabrini, San Jose, CA (SJ)

1981 On Duty Outside Diocese (FRS); Xavier

Hall, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (SFR)

2009 St. Paul, San Francisco, CA (SF)

1982-1983 On Duty Outside Diocese (FRS); Mt. LaSalle Novitiate, Napa, CA (SR)

2010-2017 Retired

1984 On Duty Outside Diocese (FRS); In Res.

Sacred Heart, San Francisco, CA (SFR)

2018-2019 Unknown

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