Msgr. Donald Doxie – Diocese of San Diego

Monsignor Donald Doxie

Diocese of San Diego

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Ordained: 1952

Died: 1976 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1953:                St. Margaret (Chino, CA)
  • 1954-1955:      Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Home Missions, Holy Childhood Association)
  • 1954:                Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Lakeside, CA)
  • 1955:                Our Lady of Rosary (San Diego, CA)
  • 1956-1957:      St. Joseph Cathedral (San Diego, CA)
  • 1957:                Priests’ Relief Society; San Diego College for Men (San Diego, CA)
  • 1958-1961:      On Duty Outside Diocese (U.S. Navy)
  • 1962-1968:      Vice Chancellor and Bishops Secretary
  • 1963-1976:      Diocesan Consultors
  • 1964-1965:      Priests Relief Society
  • 1964-1974:      Priests’ Eucharistic League
  • 1965-1968:      Administrative Council
  • 1965-1971:      Liturgical Commission
  • 1967-1976:      Defensor Vinculi
  • 1969-1976:      St. Brigid (San Diego, CA)
  • 1974-1976:      Episcopal Vicars; Vicars Forane
  • 1976:                Stewardship

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Donald Doxie:

Monsignor Donald Doxie was ordained a priest in 1952, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Diego. According to media reports, in Monsignor Donald Doxie worked in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Diego. He held multiple roles including secretary to Bishop Charles F. Buddy, as a Navy chaplain, and as the Vice Chancellor. Monsignor Doxie also worked at St. Margaret in Chino, California, which became a parish of the Diocese of San Bernardino after it was established in 1978. 

According to media reports, in December 2003, a lawsuit was filed alleging that he sexually abused a 15-year old boy from 1969 to 1972 while serving at St. Brigid in San Diego. Diocese of San Diego stated this was the only allegation made against him. 

Monsignor Doxie was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor. He died in November 1976. His personnel file was released in October 2010. 

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