Fr. Donald G. Timone

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York


Revelations in 12/18 that Timone was accused in 2002 and 2003 of abuse in late 1960s-early 1970s of teenage boys he was counseling. Suspended while archdiocese investigated, then returned to ministry. One of his alleged victims died by suicide in 1/15. Subject of two IRCP settlements in 2017 related to the allegations. Allowed by the archdiocese to continue public ministry. Suspended in 12/18 after publicity. NY archdiocesan review board to revisit the case. Had also been working at times as a chaplain, spiritual advisor and teacher at John Paul the Great Catholic University in CA, and assisting at a Rancho Santa Fe CA parish. The NY archdiocese told the University 12/18 that Timone had never been accused and was fit to serve, even though he was then being investigated. Longtime chaplain for Courage and Encourage International, an apostolate to help homosexuals “live chaste lives.”


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