Catholic Priest

Joseph Dondero

Ordained: 1946

According to a list of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse released by the Diocese of San Jose in October of 2018, in 2002, it was reported that Joseph Dondero had sexually abused a child at St. Joseph in the 1960s. In 1973, Dondero was transferred to St. Thomas Canterbury in Campbell, CA. In 1980, he moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA, where he died in 1997.

Father Dondero's Assignments

St. Joseph Parish San Jose, CA1949..1951
Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, CA1951..1952
Jesuit Retreat Center Los Altos, CA1952..1963
St. Joseph ParishSan Jose, CA1963..1973
St. Thomas Canterbury ParishCampbell, CA1973..1980
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Los Gatos, CA1980..1997