Fr. Herman Flynn – Diocese of San Diego

Father Herman Francis Flynn

Diocese of San Diego (Holy Ghost Fathers)

Herman Francis Flynn Diocese of San Diego Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1929 

Died: 1977

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1930: Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1934: Cornwells Junior Seminary
  • 1935: St. Mary’s (Detroit, Michigan) 
  • 1945: Ferndale Senior Seminary
  • 1953: St. Emma Military Academy (Rock Castle, Virginia)
  • 1955: Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) 
  • 1963: Notre Dame High School (Riverside, CA)
  • 1964: St. Catherine (Riverside, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Herman Flynn: 

Father Herman Flynn, a native of Canada, was ordained a priest of the Holy Ghost Fathers in 1929, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Diego. He was assigned to dioceses in South Carolina, Michigan and Virginia before being transferred to San Diego. He served in San Diego from 1963-1977.

Father Herman Flynn’s name appeared on the updated list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse released by the diocese in March 2007. No specific information can be found about the allegations against him.

He died in April 1977. His personnel file was released in October 2010 in accordance with a nonmonetary provision of the Diocese of San Diego settlement, as ordered on August 29, 2008 by Judge Emilie Elias, of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Diego in California. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Diego now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.