|Msgr. Charles J. Durkin
Summary of Case: Durkin has been the subject of at least two accusations of child sexual abuse. He retired in April 2002, a month after the San Francisco District Attorney's office requested archdiocesan files dating back 75 years having to do with abuse allegations. He may have been sent to Southdown Institute in Toronto for treatment. Durkin died in April 2006.
Died: April 18, 2006
San Francisco archbishop was Joseph Thomas McGucken (1962-1977)
|1961||Star of the Sea||San Francisco||CA||5/5, 4/4, 3/4, 2/4||Parish had a grade school with 442-423 boys and 446-429 girls, and a girls' high school with 312-340 students.|
|1961||1962||St. Sebastian's||San Rafael (Kentfield-Greenbrae)||CA||2/3|
|1962||1968||St. Patrick's||San Francisco||CA||3/4, 3/3, 2/2, 2/4|
|1968||1974||Epiphany||San Francisco||CA||2/5||Parish had a school with 650-536 students.|
|1974||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel||Redwood City||CA||This assignment is per Durkin's obituary.|
McGucken was succeeded by John Raphael Quinn (1977-1995)
|1986||All Soul's||S. San Francisco||CA||1/3, 1/2, 1/4||Parish had a school with 236-325 students.|
|1986||1995||St. Elizabeth's||San Francisco||CA||
1/4, 1/2, 1/3
Durkin was elevated to Monsignor status in 1989.
|Parish had a school with 318-290 students.|
William Joseph Levada replaced Quinn (1995-2005)
|April 2002||Star of the Sea||
• Durkin was accused in 2002 of child sexual abuse said to have occurred more than thirty years previously. He retired in April 2002, a month after the D.A. requested church records for the previous 75 years, related to abuse allegations.
• In Aug. 2008 Durkin was accused of having repeatedly sexually abused an altar boy at this parish, between 1994-1996. The abuse is said to have occurred while the boy was preparing for mass.
Parish had a school with 320-302 students, and a religious education program with 307-40 students.
Levada was succeeded by George Hugh Niederauer (2005-)
Durkin is said to have been sent to treatment in 2002 at Southdown Institute in Toronto, Canada. Per its website, Southdown "was founded specifically to address the needs of religious and clergy in areas of addiction and mental health."
Durkin died April 18, 2006.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1956-2007)
• S.F. Archdiocese Quietly Removing Accused Priests, By Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle, August 29, 2002