Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Baker
Stephen P.   B Sued T.O.R. Franciscans Teacher/trainer/coach in MN, MI, VA and PA. Gave boys and girls massages for injuries and molested them. Removed in 2000 after MI allegation; lived under supervision. First known abuse in MN in 1977; reported in 2003 & settled 2005. Settlement in 2012 of order and JFK HS with 11 men re 1980s abuse was announced 1/16/13. Baker committed suicide 1/26/13. Diocese knew of allegations in 2009. Allegations also made in 2011 re Bishop McCort HS in Johnstown PA: 60+ accusers in 10 days. Multiple lawsuits. Diocese stopped settlement negotiations re 88 claims at Bp. McCort on 4/14, just before mediation, due to active criminal investigation by state attorney general. More settlement discussions set for 8/20/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
WFMJ 02.04.13; WKBN 02.04.13; Daily Tribune 02.25.13; WeAreCentralPA 03.20.13; Altoona Mirror 03.21.13; Altoona Mirror 03.21.13; Tribune Democrat 03.21.13; Altoona Mirror 03.22.13; Collection of Articles Before 03.28.13; San Francisco Chronicle 04.15.13; Tribune Democrat 04.15.13; Tribune Democrat 04.26.13; Tribune Democrat 06.05.13; Tribune Democrat 07.17.13; ABC 23 07.19.13; Altoona Mirror 07.19.13; Altoona Mirror 10.05.13; WWCP Fox 8 10.05.13; Tribune-Democrat 10.11.13; ABC 23 10.12.13; Altoona Mirror 10.12.13; WJAC 10.12.13; WJAC 10.17.13; Tribune-Democrat 10.20.13; Tribune-Democrat 10.30.13; Altoona Mirror 10.31.13; San Francisco Chronicle 10.31.13; WJAC 10.31.13; Tribune-Democrat 11.02.13; WJAC 11.02.13; Tribune-Democrat 11.03.13; Tribune-Democrat 11.12.13; Tribune-Democrat 11.12.13; Tribune-Democrat 11.16.13; Seattle PI 11.20.13; WJAC 11.20.13; Tribune-Democrat 11.21.13; Tribune-Democrat 11.21.13; Youngstown Vindicator 11.21.13; Tribune-Democrat 11.22.13; Tribune-Democrat 12.20.13; WJAC 01.17.14; Tribune-Democrat 01.18.14; Tribune-Democrat 01.26.14; Tribune-Democrat 02.21.14; Centre Daily Times 04.25.14; Tribune-Democrat 04.26.14; Daily Reporter 04.27.14; Road to Recovery Press Release 04.27.14; The Republic (AP) 04.27.14; Tribune-Democrat 04.28.14; WJAC 04.28.14; Tribune-Democrat 04.29.14; We are Central PA 04.29.14; Tribune-Democrat 05.19.14; SNAP Statement 05.20.14; Pioneer Press 05.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14; WJAC 06.26.14; Road to Recovery 07.22.14; Tribune-Democrat 07.23.14; We Are Central PA 07.23.14; Daily Journal 08.15.14; Indiana Gazette 08.15.14
Assignments:
BA Assignment Record; Archdiocese of St. Paul Assignment Record
Brown
John T. 1948 P Sued Diocesan One man alleged sexual abuse by Brown during sex education examinations in Waverly, MN in 1960s when he was 10. Suit asked Court to unseal Archdiocese's list of 33 credibly accused priests. Court documents in 2013 say church knew about Brown's examinations as far back as 1966 and that Brown admitted as many as 15 examinations between 1948 and 1966. Admits looking but denies touching. He retired in 1991. Permanently removed from ministry 2002. Currently 93 yrs old. Archdiocese released list 12/05/13. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Jeff Anderson & Associates 07.10.13; Minnesota Public Radio 07.10.13; Pioneer Press 07.10.13; Star Tribune 07.10.13; KAAL 07.11.13; Star Tribune 12.02.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hopkins Patch 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; Oakdale Patch 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Pioneer Press 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Pioneer Press 02.14.14
Assignments:
N/A
Buckley Ramon Jerome 1977 P Sued Diocesan Accused in a suit filed 10/2/14 of sexually touching and forcing oral sex on a boy age 12 to 14 in the Sacred Heart parish hall in Robbinsdale in 1978-1979. The boy, known in court documents as John Doe 115, also accused the Sacred Heart pastor, Rev John McGrath, of abusing him in the rectory. Buckley served in the Air Force before ordination and worked in 8 parishes during his career. Died 3/22/99. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Find a Grave Obituary 03.22.99; John Doe 115 v Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 10.02.14; MPR 10.02.14; Noaker et al News Release 10.02.14; Pioneer Press 10.02.14; Star Tribune 10.03.14
Assignments:
Partial Assignment History by Noaker Law 10.02.14
Damiani
Joseph   D Sued Diocesan In public announcements in Nov. 2012, Joseph Damiani's two younger brothers alleged that he abused them between 1967-1970 when he was a teenager and they were children. Over the years, they had demanded Damiani resign from his deacon duties but he refused. After the public disclosures and complaints to the Archdiocese, Joseph Damiani filed suit 1/13 against both brothers & SNAP for defamation. Both younger brothers countersued him. Suit later settled. Archdiocese reopened its investigation 06/14 to clarify certain facts and it was determined that he would be temporarily removed from his duties. On 10/26/14 Archbishop Nienstedt announced that he was accepting his Clergy Review Board's determination that Damiani was fit for ministry. Nienstedt ended Damiani's leave of absence and restored his faculties, declaring him a 'Deacon in good standing.' St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Minnesota SNAP via Patrick Noaker 02.14.13; Minnesota Public Radio 06.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.22.14; Pioneer Press 06.22.14; Star Tribune 06.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul Regarding Deacon Damiani 06.22.14; Archdiocese of Minneapolis 10.26.14
Assignments:
MPR News 02.26.14
DeSutter
Gilbert J. 1954 P Settled Diocesan In 1993 one boy's father went to Archdiocese with allegations. Official said that Diocese had a file on priest regarding other sexual misconduct allegations and that DeSutter would be retired. 6 yrs later he was still active. Two lawsuits filed in 1999&settled out of court. 3rd suit filed in 1996 but dismissed on statute grounds. Limited ministry between 1998-2003. He moved to AZ w/o privileges but was saying masses in 2002. Permanently removed from ministry 2003. Living in Az. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
St Paul Pioneer Press 07.01.99; Star Tibune 07.02.99; Pioneer Press (AP) 05.26.02; Arizona Republic 05.04.03; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; Shakopee Valley News 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Dinya Patrick Joseph   P Sued Diocesan In 1991 civil suit, woman claims Dinya, an extern priest from Diocese of Dodoma in Tanzania who was working in St. Paul/Minneapolis diocese, abused her during marital and emotional counseling in 1968. Suit also claims he abused a retarded teenage girlin 1968 and that the Diocese and church were informed of that abuse and that they transferred him to another parish. Current status unknown. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Star Tribune 06.20.91
Assignments:
N/A
Drummer Donald   P Accused Diocesan Removed from Active Ministry in 2006.. Drummer's name was one of 4 new names released for the first time by Archdiocese of St Paul on 10/23/14 list of 17 names accused of sexual abuse. Worked at Assumption Church n Richfield from 1975-1981 and was listed as In residence At St. Mary's church from 1999-2002. Also worked as Chaplain at Regions Hospital from 1997-2006. Do not believe accused abuse took place in St. Paul Archdiocese. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
N/A
Assignments:
N/A
Dudley (Bp.)
Paul V. 1951 P Accused Diocesan In May 2002, Dudley, who was the retired Bishop of Sioux Falls, S.D. Diocese, was accused of fondling an altar boy in Minneapolis church in 1950s. Dudley denies the charges. The man says he was 11 or 12 when abuse occurred. 2 women also complained that he had molested them years previously. Church investigation found no evidence to support complaints. Retained active status. Died 11/06 at age 79. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Argus Leader 05.08.02; Pioneer Press 05.08.02; Star Tribune 05.08.02; Associated Press 02.12.03; Argus Leader 02.13.03; Star Tribune 02.13.03; Argus Leader 11.22.06; Star Tribune 11.23.06; BA.org list of U.S. Bishops Accused of Abuse 04.14.08
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Ferguson Alphonsus < 1941 P Sued Franciscan Native of Ireland. Per Ames Daily Tribune of 10/29/41, he had just returned from China after spending 10 years in missions field. Same article refers to him as member of St. Columban's Mission Society of Omaha. Member of Franciscan Servants of the Sacred Heart out of Omaha, NE per 2014 articles. Man who was altar boy at Guardian Angels Church in Hastings, MN in the early 1950s filed civil suit 7/2/14 alleging anal rape by Ferguson and referring to multiple other victims. Ferguson was at Guardian Angels from 1951-1965. His history shows he worked in MN, NY, NE, IA and Ireland. Ferguson died in 1970s (apparently in Ireland). . St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Hastings Star Gazette 07.02.14; KARE 07.02.14; Pioneer Press 07.02.14
Assignments:
N/A
Filbin Ambrose R. 1939 P Accused Diocesan Filbin was one of 17 priests listed on 8/02 memo to ABp Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories but his name was omitted from Archdiocesan list released 12/13. No reason given. Two women came forward in 2013 with separate allegations that he abused them at St. Pius X school in White Bear Lake. Abuse for both began when they were in grade school and lasted several years. He died 02/05/90. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Find A Grave 02.05.90; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; Pioneer Press 12.20.13; SNAP MN Statement 12.20.13
Assignments:
N/A
Frost Edmund   B Sued O.P. Dominican Worked at St. Albert the Great, Minneapolis, from 1964-1975. Left archdiocese in 1975. Sued 2005. Accused of abuse and giving plaintiff alcohol and marijuana. Case settled for $450K plus past therapy just before trial. Also named as abuser of 1 or 2 other youths from 1972-1973 in lawsuit in 2000 which was dismissed by Minn. Court of Appeals due to statute of limitations. At one time Frost was a Dominican brother. Apparently later became priest. Frost died prior to 3/05. Name appears on list released by St. Paul Archdiocese 05.22.14 St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Doe 28B et al v Archdiocese of St Paul & Minn, Court of Appeals 06.20.00; KSTP TV 5 03.03.05; Star Tribune 03.04.05; KARE 03.20.06; Star Tribune 03.21.06
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Funcheon
Gerald 1965 P Settled Crosier Banned from IN because he was "planning" to molest. 1st suit in 9/03 re abuse in 1970s at Catholic School in MN. 2nd person alleged abuse in late 1970s. Rec'd $30K for counseling. Allegations while chaplain in Air Force in HI 1982-1984 and Parma High 1984-1985. 2007 suit in IN. 3 claims in 2/09 settlement with Crosiers in MN. Left Order in 1980s. Multiple new suits in 2012-2013. Admitted abuse in Deposition. 6 claims settled in 5/13 Christian Brothers settlement. Named on revised St. Paul list 02/17/14. Also assigned to St. Cloud diocese. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Collection of Articles Prior to 03.01.13; Hawaii News Now 03.21.13; SNAP Statement 03.21.13; Star-Advertiser 03.21.13; Santa Cruz Sentinel 03.27.13; Orange County Weekly 03.29.13; Monterey County Herald 05.23.13; Monterey County Herald 09.06.13; Monterey Herald (AP) 10.12.13; Worthy Adversary 10.22.13; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; KARE 11 02.26.14; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; KSTP 03.14.14; Legal Examiner 03.14.14; St Cloud Times 03.14.14; Worthy Adversary 03.23.14; Legal Examiner 05.12.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment record; Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Gallatin
Joseph G. 1997 P Accused Diocesan Removed from Church of St. Peter in Mendota 12/13 after review of personnel file by outside agency found reference to one incident of inappropriate conduct with a minor in approximately 1998. No actions taken in 1998. In 12/13, Gallatin was ordered to undergo evaluation and counseling and monitoring and act was classified as a boundary violation and not a crime. Matter reported to criminal authorities and another review conducted. In 6/14, the review board determined that "significant restrictions" would be placed on Gallatin with continued monitoring and very limited ministry not involving children. Allegations have surfaced that he also abused the same youth in 1998 on mission trip to WV. Gallatin will be reassigned to a position with no responsibilities in a parish and no contact with youth. Archdiocese's statement 07/02/14 that Gallatin was scheduled to attend graduate school at Catholic University in Wash., DC was withdrawn 8/14 after protests. His future is unknown. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
CBS Minnesota 12.29.13; KAAL TV 12.29.13; Pioneer Press 12.29.13; Star Tribune 12.29.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 12.29.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.30.13; Pioneer Press 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; Pioneer Press 01.07.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.24.14; Archdiocese of St Paul Statement regarding Fr Gallatin 06.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 06.22.14; Pioneer Press 06.22.14; Star Tribune 06.22.14; Catholic Spirit 07.02.14; Affidavit by Jennifer Haselberger 07.14.14; SNAP Statement 07.15.14; Star Tribune 07.15.14; SNAP Statement 07.16.14; Charleston Gazette 07.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 08.04.14; Pioneer Press 08.27.14
Assignments:
Minnesota Public Radio News 02.20.14
Gansmann
Kenneth John 1935 P Accused O.F.M. Served in St Paul 1948-1959. Believed to have returned to Chicago after being permanently removed from ministry in 1960 by St. Paul. Died 5/21/74. Man reported abuse to Archdiocese in 2007. No specific date given for abuse but correspondence implies his history was known in 2007. Name included on 2/17/14 revised list of those with substantiated claims but not on original list. At least 1 complaint in Nashville in approx. 2009 re abuse in late 1960s. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
FindAGrave 05.21.74; Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis list of Priests Accused of Abuse, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; SNAP Statement 02.27.14; WZTV Fox 17 02.27.14; SNAP Statement 02.28.14; SNAP Statement 03.04.14; Joliet Patch 03.06.14
Assignments:
Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record
Greg Brother   B Accused Crosier Accused by at least one man who participated in the $1.7M settlement between numerous victims and the Crosier Order in 2/09. Accuser was an altar boy in Onamia approximately 30 yrs before when Br. Greg groomed him for about a year and then allegedly raped him on several occasions. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Milles Lacs Messenger 03.19.09
Assignments:
N/A
Grieman
Gerald 1979 P Accused Diocesan In 2006, one man told Archdiocese that Grieman had abused him at age 12 while assigned to St. John the Baptist in New Brighton in early 1990s. Man refused to release his medical records and Archdiocese found claim wasn't credible. Reported to police butno investigation. Man reported to police himself in 2013. Grieman retired in 1999. Archdiocese sent letter of good standing to San Diego and mentioned allegations. Lives in Phoenix, AZ. Not on either list released by Archdiocese 12/2/13 & 1/17/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis list of Priests Accused of Abuse, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Response of St Paul Archdiocese to MPR Article 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.20.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; SNAP Statement 07.21.14
Assignments:
N/A
Gustafson
Gilbert J. 1977 P Convicted Diocesan Pled guilty to abusing a youth for 5 years in the 1970s. Parents found out in 1982 and complained to church officials. Gustafson sent for treatment. He also admitted abusing other boys. He paid $40 fine and served four to six months in Jail. In 11/92 woman filed suit alleging she was abused by Gustafson for about 5 years, also beginning in 1977. Suit settled 10/05. Permanently removed 2002. Vatican sentenced him to life of prayer & penance. In 7/06, Archbp. Flynn went so far as to declare him medically disabled in a binding legal agreement. Still receiving pension from Archdiocese 2/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
St Paul Pioneer Press 05.24.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.26.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.26.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 06.22.02; PR Newswire 10.17.02; Star Tribune 10.18.02; Star Tribune 11.26.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.06.05; Star Tribune 10.06.05; My Fox Twin Cities 02.01.07; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Kathweb 02.23.14; Raw Story 02.23.14; Star Tribune 02.23.14; FreeThinker (UK) 02.26.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.24.14; Legal Examiner 05.16.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Hazel
Robert L. 1966 P Accused Diocesan Woman filed police report in 2003 stating that Hazel sexually assaulted her in 1986 when she was about 8. County attorney found insufficient evidence to prosecute and case was closed in 2004. He denied ever sexually abusing anyone. Retired 05/06. Name included on MN Public Radio database released 02/19/14 but not on Archdiocese's list of clergy accused of child abuse 12/13, revised 02/17/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Archdiocese of St Paul Statement Regarding MPR Report on Accused Clergy 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14
Assignments:
N/A
Heitzer Louis J. (Joseph) 1942 P Accused Diocesan Native of Germany. Heitzer died in 1969 while in alcoholism treatment in Twin Cities. At least three men have told Archdiocese that Heitzer abused them. Current vicar general says that there was "some indication" that leaders of the archdiocese knew about allegations at the time. One of the victims testified at the Dallas Bishops' conference in June 2002. Has been termed "perhaps the most abusive priest" in the Archdiocese. Personnel files released 09/16/14. Revealed 9/17/14 that he was assigned as a chaplain at a nursing home in 1969 in the New Ulm diocese. even after assault allegations. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
St Paul Pioneer Press 06.14.02; Star Tribune 06.14.02; Forest Lake Times (MN) 10.16.02; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; SNAP Statement 02.20.14; Heitzer personnel File and Other documents released by Anderson & Associates 09.16.14; KSTP 09.16.14; Minnesota Public Radio 09.16.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul regarding release of Heitzer Files 09.16.14; Makato Free Press 09.17.14; SNAP Statement 09.17.14; SNAP Statement 09.17.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Henrich
Rudolph M. 1933 P Sued Diocesan Man told Archdiocese in 2010 that he had been abused as a child by Henrich in 1950s and 1960s at St. Margaret Mary parish in Golden Valley. Archdiocese did not reply to letter until 8/11. Response did admit that the Archdiocese had spoken to several other individuals who had been abused by Henrich but name was never publicly released. Permanently removed from ministry 1976. Died in 1992. Named on list of priests with credible allegations of minors released 12/5/13. Suit filed 12/16/13. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
KARE 10.07.13; MN SNAP 10.07.13; Plymouth Patch 10.07.13; Pioneer Press 10.08.13; Star Tribune 10.08.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Shakopee Patch 12.05.13; Shakopee Valley News 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Pioneer Press 12.16.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Jeub
Richard H. 1966 P Settled Diocesan In early 1990s woman accused him of abusing her when she was 15. He was already under investigation by Archdiocese for problems with adult women. Evaluated and treated. Not actively ministering as of 7/92. Civil suit filed in1992. She turned down $125K settlement. Jury found that he had not abused her. Returned to active status until 2002 when he was permanently removed. Another woman settled with Jeub and Archdiocese over 1969 abuse when she was minor. Name included in Addendum to Duluth 12/31/13 list. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Star Tribune 07.23.92; St Pioneer Press 05.26.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 06.06.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.01.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hopkins Patch 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Pioneer Press 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Northlands News Center 12.31.13; KARE 11 02.11.14; Jeub Personnel File, Timeline, Assignments etc from Anderson & Associates 09.05.14; Minnesota Public Radio 09.05.14; SNAP Statement 09.05.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul re Release of Jeub files 09.05.14; KSTP 09.06.14; Northlands News Center 09.06.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Johnson James 1954 ? P Settled Marist Man came forward in 2004 to allege abuse by Johnson in 1960s when he was a minor. Johnson served at St. Louis King of France between 1954 and 1961. $42K settlement reached in 2004. Name is not included on either the original or the amended lists of credibly accused priests released by the Archdiocese on 12/2/13 and 02/17/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Settlement Agreement 08.13.04; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14
Assignments:
N/A
Kampa
Dennis C. 1968 P Sued Diocesan Sued 1995. Accused of abusing a girl (age 13-16) in 1981-84. He claims in 2013 that he merely kissed the girl on the lips and gave her a hug on one occasion. He was an active priest until he retired 2002. Was removed from ministry in 2003. Lives in Victoria MN in 2013 at age 81. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse ofminors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Complaint in N C v Kampa et al Cause No 26592002, Hennepin Co District Court, Hennepin County, MN; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Pioneer Press 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Waseca County News 12.06.13
Assignments:
N/A
Kapoun
Robert 1964 P Accused Diocesan 1989 suit accused Kapoun (the Polka Padre) of sexually abusing a 12 yr old boy for 2 yrs (1973-1974) after the boy sought counseling. Accused of sexual battery and clergy malpractice. Suit settled in 1990. In 1995 4 men filed lawsuits claiming abuse by Kapoun in 1966-1981. In 2/96 jury awarded $550K in damages and $600K punitives to one victim. Decision overturned on SOL. 2nd case settled and in 3rd Jury found outside SOL. Permanently removed 2002. Still receives $$ from Archdiocese for medical pension as of 2014. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
United Press International 08.22.89; LA Times 05.19.90; Star Tribune 02.08.95; Pioneer Press 02.08.96; St Paul Pioneer Press 02.09.96; St Paul Pioneer Press 02.13.96; Star Tribune 02.14.96; National Catholic Reporter 03.01.96; Star Tribune 03.20.96; Star Tribune 03.26.96; Star Tribune 04.16.96; Star Tribune 05.28.97; Star Tribune 06.10.97; St Paul Pioneer Press 06.13.97; Star Tribune 06.18.97; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Star Tribune 02.28.04; Minnesota Public Radio 10.09.13; MPR Story from 02_09_96 re-posted 10.09.13; SNAP MN Statement 10.09.13; Pioneer Press 10.10.13; SNAP MN Statement 10.10.13; KARE 10.11.13; SNAP MN Statement 10.11.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Shakopee Valley News 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Minesota Public Radio 07.21.14
Assignments:
BA.Org Assignment Record
Keating
Michael Jerome 2002 P Sued Diocesan Ordained at 46. Woman filed suit 10/14/13 alleging he sexually abused her in late 1990s for 2-3 years beginning when she was 13 and he was in seminary and visited her family for meals, Woman finally told her family in 2006 and went to Archdiocese. After investigation, AD found insufficient evidence but placed him under certain restrictions. Took leave 10/13/13 from Univ. of St. Thomas. Police reports indicate possible abuse of 14 yr old girl in Italy. Denies all allegations. Not on list released 12/5/13. On 9/17/14, Keating finally resigned from his position at St. Thomas in light of employment options and long-standing goals. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Anderson & Associates Press Release 10.13.13; CBS Minnesota 10.13.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.13.13; MinnPost 10.13.13; Doe 20 v Fr Michael J Keating, District Ct, Ramsey Co MN 10.14.13; KAAL TV 10.14.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.14.13; NorthJersey_com (with documents) 10.14.13; Pioneer Press 10.14.13; Pioneer Press (with Documents) 10.14.13; SNAP Response 10.14.13; SNAP Statement on Female Victims 10.14.13; SNAP Statement re Insufficiency of Evidence 10.14.13; Star Tribune 10.14.13; Star Tribune 10.14.13; WCCO 10.15.13; MN - SNAP Statement 10.16.13; Pioneer Press 10.16.13; Press TV (Iran) 10.16.13; Daily Mail (UK) 10.17.13; KAAL 10.17.13; MN SNAP Statement 10.17.13; Star Tribune 10.17.13; Star Tribune 10.17.13; ABC 6 10.18.13; Minnesota Public Radio (with documents) 10.18.13; MN SNAP 10.18.13; Star Tribune 10.18.13; KSTP 10.19.13; Pioneer Press 10.19.13; Star Tribune 10.20.13; Inside Higher Education 10.21.13; Minnesota Daily 10.22.13; Star Tribune 10.27.13; WCCO 10.31.13; Star Tribune 01.19.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.24.14; Star Tribune 05.24.14; Daily Journal (AP) 05.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 05.30.14; SNAP Statement 05.30.14; SNAP Statement 07.21.14; Pioneer Press 09.17.14; SNAP Statement 09.17.14; Star Tribune 09.17.14; CBS Minnesota 09.18.14; Chronicle of Higher Education 09.18.14; KARE 09.18.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Kemp Thomas   D Sued Diocesan Man filed suit 12/07 accusing Kemp, a deacon at St. Agnes Parish, of abusing him for several years in 1980s when he went to the man for counseling. Abuse began when Plaintiff was in second or third grade and continued until he was between 10-13. Archdiocese prompty issued a statement denying that Kemp was ever a deacon or ever had any privileges of any type. Kemp was at St. Agnes Parish between 1986-1992. Plaintiff told diocese in 2002 but nothing done. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Pioneer Press 12.17.07; Star Tribune 12.18.07; KSTP 10.13.09; Star Tribune 10.13.09; Response of St Paul Archdiocese to MPR Article 02.19.14
Assignments:
N/A
Kern
Jerome (Jerry) C. 1966 P Sued Diocesan Kern abused one youth in 1977 in swimming pool at seminary. In 1993 the man went to Vicar General and found out that archdiocese had file on Kern dating back to 1969 when he was accused of grabbing the genitals of two boys. He was transferred after boys'mothers complained. The man immediately filed suit which later settled. Other accusers known. Kern was never to work in another parish. but he was active parish priest until 2002 when he took medical disability leave. Sued 11/13. In 4/14 deposition, Kern denied that his actions constituted abuse but that it consisted of nonsexual horseplay, hugging and wrestling. Also said that Archdiocese never warned him he could go to jail for his actions and never disciplined him. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Pioneer Press 05.26.02; Forest Lake Times (MN) 10.16.02; Anderson & Assoc Press Release with pleading and Docs 11.07.13; Doe 26 v Archdiocese of St Paul, 62-CV-13-7799, Ramsey Co MN, 11.07.13; KAAL TV 11.07.13; Minnesota Public Radio 11.07.13; Pioneer Press 11.07.13; Star-Tribune 11.07.13; Star-Tribune 11.07.13; Minnetonka Patch 11.15.13; Star-Tribune 11.21.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; KARE 11 02.11.14; KARE 11 04.25.14; Anderson & Associates w Depo of Kern, Timeline and files 06.24.14; Pioneer Press 06.24.14; SNAP Statement 06.24.14; Star Tribune 06.24.14; WXOW 06.24.14; KSTP 06.25.14; LowDown 07.06.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Kolar
Michael G. 1969 P Settled Diocesan Accused of sexually assaulting at least 3 girls while counseling them at Catholic Youth Center. One woman said she was molested in 1984 while on a retreat. The Diocese learned of incident in 1986. Remedial measures were taken and he was left on staff.In 1988 Diocese learned of alleged 1973 incident involving another girl being and he was removed from staff. A civil suit settled for $6K. He admitted he was a sex addict. Voluntarily laicized 1993. On St. Paul revised list 2/17/14. Personnel filed released by Anderson & Assoc. 07.23.14 St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
United Press International 05.17.90; United Press International 09.19.90; St Petersburg Times 09.26.92; ABC et al v Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis, Court of Appeals of Minnesota, 03.22.94; ABC v Archdiocese of St Paul, MN Court of Appeals 03.22.94; Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests accused of Abuse, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Berger's Beat 07.23.14; Father Michael Kohler Priest File 07.23.14; Pioneer Press 07.23.14; SNAP Statement 07.23.14; Statement by Jeff Anderson & Assoc 07.23.14; KSTP 07.24.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Krautkremer
Lee D. 1966 P Accused Diocesan Man filed 2002 suit alleging Krautkremer abused him in 1977 when he was 10 and that Archdiocese had gone back on 1983 verbal agreement that priest would be placed where he could not abuse children. Krautkremer was assigned to at least two more parishesand then in 1989 he was assigned as hospital chaplain where he worked until 2002 when permanently removed. Archdiocese paid $20K of priest's personal loans in 2003. Civil suit dismissed on SOL in 2004 & plaintiff appealed. Laicized in 2006. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Associated Press 07.16.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 07.17.02; Forest Lake Times (MN) 07.24.02; Forest Lake Times (MN) 10.16.02; Saginaw News 01.08.05; My Fox Twin Cities 02.01.07; Star Tribune 10.23.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; Quad Community Press 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Minnesota Public Radio 04.24.14; Minnesota Pubic Radio 07.21.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
LaVan
Kenneth 1958 P Sued Diocesan One woman sued him in late 1980s re abuse from 1960-1965 when she was between 12-17. Case settled in 1992. Another woman alleged abuse in 1980s when she too was teenager. Also known for relationships with adult women. Diagnosed with compulsive sexuality disorder in 1989 but never removed. Retired 1997. Name revealed on 2/17/14 on Arch. St. Paul's revised list of credibly accused priests. Finally removed from all active ministry 11/30/13. Information from his files released 3/31/14. Personnel files released 8/14. Apb Flynn was told of his boundary violations with women in 2005 but the allegations from the two girls were barely mentioned and it was said there were significant doubts about their stories. Flynn decided no further investigation was necessary. A third teenage victim was later identified in his personnel files. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests accused of Abuse of Minors, revised 02.17.14; Star Tribune (article not complete) 02.17.14; SNAP Statement 02.18.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 03.31.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; KSTP 08.11.14; LaVan Files from Anderson & Associates 08.11.14; Minnesota Public Radio 08.11.14; Pioneer Press 08.11.14; SNAP Statement 08.11.14; SNAP Statement 08.11.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 08.11.14; Catholic League 08.12.14; Waiting for Godot to Leave 08.12.14; Fox 9 08.14.14
Assignments:
Arch St Paul & Minneapolis Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record
Liles Ronan C. 1969 P Sued O.P. Dominican A/K/A Charles R. or Charles B. Liles. Sued 1999. Accused of abuse of 2 brothers in early 1970s. Plaintiffs say they met Liles at boy scout camp. He would shower with them and hug and kiss them. They often stayed overnight at rectory, sleeping in same bed as Liles. Case dismissed on statute of limitations. Appealed to MN Court of Appeals which upheld the dismissal 8/00. Placed on leave 1982. Dispensed from Vows 1985. Died prior to 2006. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Court of Appeals Decision in John Doe 26B v Arch of St Paul Minneapolis 06.20.00; Star Tribune 03.21.06; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Loftus Robert 1963 P Accused Diocesan Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Archdiocese qualifies inclusion by saying that he was credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a "young woman" in early 1970s but independent investigation has failed to determine if the woman was a minor. Investigation continues as of 12/13. Laicized in 1977. Lives in Coon Rapids, MN St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests Released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
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Longley Alfred 1939 P Accused Diocesan Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Served in several parishes and as military chaplain from 1942 -1952. Permanently removed from ministry in 1968. Died in 1974. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
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Majerus Harry   P Accused Accused Believe that first Allegations against Majerus were first made in 1971.but that he was not removed until 19987. Majerus's name was one of 4 new names released for the first time by Archdiocese of St Paul on 10/23/14 list of 17 names accused of sexual abuse. Not sure where abuse actually occurred but probably not in St. Paul. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
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Assignments:
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McCarthy
Timothy 1973 P Accused Diocesan Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. On Special Assignment 1982-1984. Resigned and permanently removed from ministry 1991. Actually removed by Archdiocese for abuse of two minor boys early in career and a later abusive relationship with a college student. Archdiocese then helped him in career as Hennepin County correctional officer but he lost job in 1999 after being accused of criminal sexual conduct with a 17-year-old. Believed to be living in Oakdale or St. Paul MN per the 12/13 list. Personnel files released 6/14 show several incidents of abuse and treatment. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Lakeville Patch 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; Oakdale Patch 12.05.13; Quad Community Press 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Stillwater Patch 12.05.13; Stillwater Patch 12.05.13; Woodbury Bulletin 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Star Tribune 06.07.14; SNAP Statement 06.10.14
Assignments:
N/A
McGrath
John E. 1957 P Sued Diocesan Accused in 1988 of molesting a grammar-school girl in 1963 or 1964 at McGrath's 1st assignment, Nativity church in St Paul. Denied the allegation, which then-Vicar General Michael O'Connell and then-Chancellor Kevin McDonough found credible. McGrath was allowed to remain as pastor at Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale. Accused in 1993 suits of abusing 2 girls age 14 and 16 at St Helena's in Minneapolis, McGrath's 2nd assignment, in 1966-1969. McGrath denied the allegations, McDonough found them credible, but McGrath continued as pastor at Sacred Heart. The suits were dismissed and the complaints settled for a 'nominal amount' before appeal. On 10/2/14 a suit accused McGrath of forcing oral sex and attempting anal rape of a boy age 13 to 15 in 1978-1980 at Sacred Heart. Died 3/15/95.. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Pioneer Press 11.03.93; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Minneapolis Public Radio 02.19.14; MPR Priest List 02.20.14; John Doe 115 v Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis 10.02.14; MPR 10.02.14; Noaker et al News Release 10.02.14; Pioneer Press 10.02.14; Star Tribune 10.03.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record; MPR Priest List 02.20.14
Mohs
Wendell   B Sued Crosier Former recruiter for Crosiers. Left Order 11/1/82 and was dispensed from vows 9/17/87. 4/06 suit alleged abuse by Mohs of 1 youth from 1980-1983. 2nd suit filed 5/06. 4/06 plaintiff settled 2/09 for $1.2M (part of larger $1.7M settlement by total of 9 accusers against Crosier Order and several priests). Mohs claims that he himself was abused by at least 1 member of Order in 1964. Crosier 3/14 list says not a member of the order at the time of the allegation but conflicts with previous information. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Star Tribune 04.17.06; Star Tribune 05.04.06; Forest Lake Times 02.05.09; Pioneer Press 02.05.09; Pioneer Press 02.05.09; Pioneer Press 02.08.09; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; St Cloud 03.09.14; Legal Examiner 03.14.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Montero
Francisco (Fredy) 1996 P Sued Diocesan Montero, a priest from Ecuador, began working in Archdiocese in 2001 and supposedly was living with vicar general, Kevin McDonough, in St. Paul. Instead he was living with a woman. In 2007 he fled to Ecuador after woman complained to church and then to police that he had molested her 4 yr old daughter. Church said Bp in Ecuador had recalled him. Civil suit was filed 9/08. Also known as Francisco "Fredy" Montero Monar. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Associated Press 09.10.08; Pioneer Press 09.10.08; SNAP Press Release 09.10.08; Star Tribune 09.10.08; Star Tribune 09.12.08; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests Accused of Abuse of Minors, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14; Star Tribune 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
Assignments:
N/A
Palmitessa
Paul 1956 P Accused Diocesan Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Worked in Archdiocese from 1956-1982. Moved to San Diego Diocese 1982 - 1988. Excardinated from St. Paul in 1988 and joined San Diego. Retired in 1998 and on limited duty until 2012. No longer in Ministry. Currently lives in San Diego area. St. Paul learned of allegations in 1990 and told San Diego which sent him for eval & counseling and restricted him from being with boys & young men. Name not on San Diego 2007 list. Information from files released 3/31/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; ABC 10 News 12.06.13; SNAP California Statement 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 03.31.14; CA-SNAP Statement 04.01.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14
Assignments:
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Pinkosh
Joseph 1969 P Accused Diocesan Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Permanently removed from ministry 1992. Currently lives in Columbia Heights, MN St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; Hopkins Patch 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; Shakopee Valley News 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
N/A
Reynolds Francis J. 1955 P Sued Diocesan Named in civil suit filed 12/93. Alleged to have sexually abused a teen-age girl from about 1972 through 1984 while she was a parishioner and student at the St. Francis Xavier parish and school in Buffalo, Minn. Reynolds died in 1988.Permanently removed from ministry 1987. Died 1988. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
St Paul Pioneer Press 12.05.91; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Rose
Charles Anthony "Raimond"   B Settled FSC - Brothers of the Christian Schools Named in 2003 CA suit re abuse of 14 yr old boy in early 1982. Settled late 2004 for $1.1M. Rose moved back to MN in 1983 when allegations of abuse first surfaced. Suit filed in MN in 2/09 alleges Order and School already knew of abuse of 1 boy but allowed Rose to continue working and to abuse plaintiff in 1966-1967. 8 new suits in MN between 2-11/09 re abuse after transfer to MN. Living in Chicago without ministry since 2002. Other suits in ND & WI in 2010. 1 settled 9/10. 16 settled 12/10. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Wausau Daily Herald 9.1.09; Contra Costa Times 01.23.05; Contra Costa Times 04.01.08; Pioneer Press 02.27.09; Pioneer Press 05.19.09; Star Tribune 05.19.09; Pioneer Press 05.22.09; Stillwater Gazette 06.25.09; San Jose Mercury News 06.26.09; Inforum 08.22.09; Fox 11 09.03.09; Star Tribune 09.23.09; Stillwater Gazette 09.24.09; Star Tibune 11.17.09; Inforum 11.20.09
Assignments:
Inforum 1.26.10 (add'l article); Inforum 3.10.10 (add'l article); KFGO 3.16.10 (add'l article); Inforum 4.12.10 (add'l article); Inforum 5.6.10 (add'l article); Leader-Telegram 5.11.10 (add'l article)
Ryan Patrick Joseph 1919 P Accused Diocesan Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. He was accused in 2002 of sexually abusing a minor in 1961 and included in report to John Jay Group. Archdiocese qualifies inclusion by saying that subsequent extensive and wide-ranging investigation took place. No evidence found to validate the accusation of sexual abuse. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hastings Star Gazette 12.05.13; My Fox 9 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Le Center Leader 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Statement by Anderson & Assoc re posting of incorrect picture 12.20.13; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
Assignments:
N/A
Schlosser Marcene   N Settled School Sisters of Notre Dame Accused in a 1996 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 1st-grade boy 2 or 3 times per week during the 1978-79 school year. Schlosser denied the charges, and her order stated that this was the only known allegation against her. Settled 10/2000. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Assignments:
N/A
Schmitt Urban 1949 P Accused Crosier Fathers and Brothers Worked in IN, NE & MN. In 1994 Fr. Schmitt admitted sexually abusing a girl in 1969. Crosier Fathers offered counseling to woman, based on psychiatric evaluation. He was sent for evaluation to St. Luke's and took early retirement in 1994 but then continued to work part-time in NE for several years. Died 07/20/99. Name is included on 3/8/14 updated list ofcurrent, former and deceased Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Letter dated 01.05.95; Crosier Province Updated List of Religious Involved in Sexual Abuse of Minors 03.08.14; Duluth News Tribune 03.09.14; St Cloud Times 03.09.14
Assignments:
Assignment Record Released by Crosier Order 03.08.14
Skluzacek
Richard 1957 P Accused Diocesan Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Retired 1998. Permanently removed from ministry 2005. Died in 2012. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Legacy Obituary 02.25.12; ABC Newspapers 12.05.13; Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hopkins Patch 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Pioneer Press 08.11.14
Assignments:
N/A
Stark James P. 1964 P Accused Diocesan Permanently removed from ministry in 1986. Died in 1999. One of 9 new names included on revised Archdiocesan 02/17/14 list of clergy with substantiated claims regarding abuse of minors. No details of abuse were revealed. Independent group found his nameduring review of personnel files. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests Accused of Abuse, revised 02.17.14; Minnesota Pubic Radio 02.17.14; Star Ledger 02.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14
Assignments:
Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis Assignment Record; BA.org Assignment Record
Stevens
Michael John 1980 P Convicted Diocesan Pled guilty in Anoka County Court in 1987 to sexual misconduct with a minor. Probation for 5 yrs, fine and treatment in NM. In 2002 Archbishop Flynn admitted that Stevens had been working on Diocese's computer services team after past offenses. Flynn said his case had been made public in the past, archdiocesan staff was notified and his position did not involve working with children. Permanently removed from ministry 2002. Believed to be living in St. Paul in 2013. May also be referred to as John Michael Stevens. Information from files released 03/31/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
St Paul Pioneer Press 05.24.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.26.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 06.22.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.01.13; ABC Newspapers 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Shakopee Valley News 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Minneapolis Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 03.31.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14; DotCommonweal 04.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Stitts
Thomas S. 1962 P Sued Diocesan Two men filed suits alleging they were molested by Stitts in late 1960s and early 1970s at two separate churches. Archdiocese received lawsuits 1/93 but suits did not become public until they were filed with Court 1/95. Permanently removed from ministry 1985 and died same year at age 50. New suit filed 3/10 by four men claims Archdiocese knew of Stitts' history before or during the time he was abusing them. Two more suits filed 6/10. 4 brothers filed suit 11/15/10. Another suit filed 6/14/13. Ongoing battle in court to obtain personnel files 7/14 and other archdiocesan files. Files finally released 8/14. Plaintiff in 6/14/13 suit, whose mother attempted to report his abuse in 1971 but was turned away by the Archdiocese, finally reached a settlement 08/20/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
St Paul Pioneer Press (MN) 01.24.95; St Paul Pioneer Press (MN) 01.24.95; Minnesota Public Radio 03.18.10; Minnesota Public Radio 03.18.10; Star Tribune 03.19.10; Minnesota Public Radio 06.29.10; Pioneer Press 06.29.10; Star Tribune 06.30.10; KSTP 11.17.10; Star Tribune 11.17.10; John Doe 150 v Archdiocese of St Paul 2nd Judicial District Court Ramsey MN 05.31.13; Lake Minnetonka Patch 06.18.13; Anderson Advocates Timeline 06.20.13; Jeff Anderson & Associates 06.20.13; Star Tribune 12.02.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Hastings Star Gazette 12.05.13; Lake Minnetonka Patch 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.07.13; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; SNAP Statement 07.21.14; Star Tribune 07.30.14; Insurance News Net 07.31.14; Hastings Star Gazette 08.14.14; Stitts Personnel File, Documents and Timeline 08.14.14; City Pages 08.15.14; KSTP 08.15.14; KSTP 08.19.14; CBS Minnesota 08.20.14; Fox 9 08.20.14; Star Tribune 08.20.14; Statement from Bishop Cozzens 08.20.14; KAAL 08.21.14; Pioneer Press 08.21.14; Fox 9 08.22.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Thurner
Robert Michael 1951 P Sued Diocesan Admitted in 1991 that he abused one boy in 1982 but ABp Roach allowed him to continue serving. Per his deposition, his sexual history began at ordination in 1951 when he frequented adult bookstores and gay bathhouses. Civil suits filed 1991 and 1993 accused him of molesting at least three boys. 1993 suit settled and dismissed 3/94. Results of 1991 suit unknown. Retired in 1991. Permanently removed from ministry 2002. New suit filed 10/29/13 by one woman alleging abuse in 2nd grade in mid-1980s. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
St Paul Pioneer Press 12.05.91; Star Tribune 12.05.91; Star Tribune (AP) 01.16.93; Jeff Anderson & Assoc Press Release 10.28.13; Fox 9 10.29.13; Jeff Anderson & Assoc Documents 10.29.13; KARE 11 10.29.13; KTVI Fox2 Now 10.29.13; Minnesota Public Radio (with Documents) 10.29.13; Pioneer Press 10.29.13; Star Tribune (with Petition) 10.29.13; Statement by SNAP re Archbishop Carlson of St Louis 10.29.13; The Republic 10.29.13; WCCO 10.29.13; KMOX 10.30.13; MinnPost 10.30.13; St Louis Post Dispatch 10.30.13; Star Tribune 10.30.13; Minnesota Public Radio (with Letter) 10.31.13; MinnPost 11.01.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Shakopee Valley News 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Star Tribune 05.24.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wajda
Joseph 1973 P Settled Diocesan His abuse of boys began within 2-3 months of ordination. Two 1989 civil suits allege Wajda abused at least two boys. Both boys had sought counseling from Wajda, Both suits against Wajda settled out of Court in 1991, one for a "substantial" settlement. Wajda continued serving as priest in administrative capacity (including on marriage tribunal) until Bishops' conference in Dallas 6/02 when he was placed on leave. Permanently removed 2003. He denied all abuse and appealed his case to review board. Still denies all allegations in 12/13 interview. Personnel file from St Paul Archdiocese released 07/09/14. Laicized in 2013 per 7/9/14 article. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
United Press International 08.22.89; LA Times 05.19.90; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.24.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 05.26.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 06.22.02; St Paul Pioneer Press 11.15.02; National Catholic Reporter 08.24.10; St Paul Pioneer Press 10.01.13; Fox 9 12.04.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Fridley Patch 12.05.13; KARE 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; Jeff Anderson & Associates Media Release 07.09.14; KMOV 07.09.14; KSDK 07.09.14; KSTP 07.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.09.14; Pioneer Press 07.09.14; SNAP Statement 07.09.14; Star Tribune 07.09.14; Toledo Blade 07.09.14; Wajda Personnel Files from St Paul Archdiocese 07.09.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Walter Raymond Frederick 1941 P Accused Redemptorists Religious order priest who served in Archdiocese between 1964-1978 and 1981-1989 at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Name appears on list of priests with credible allegations of abuse of minors released by Archdiocese 12/5/13. Permanently removed from ministry 2003. Died in 2003. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Find a Grave 03.11.03; Bishop Accountability Statement 12.05.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.05.13; National Catholic Reporter 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13
Assignments:
N/A
Wehmann
Mark H. 2003 P Accused Diocesan Removed from St. Boniface in Minneapolis 12/13 after review of personnel file by outside agency found references to several inappropriate incidents with minors. Some of these had previously been reported to police but no criminal charges filed. Remaining incidents have now been reported to authorities. He has also recently served as part-time chaplain at Fairview Univ. Hospital and as chaplain for Chisago County Jail facility. Matter is under further review. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
CBS 4 Minnesota 12.29.13; KAAL TV 12.29.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.29.13; Pioneer Press 12.29.13; Star Tribune 12.29.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 12.29.13; Pioneer Press 01.03.14; Star Tribune 01.03.14; Pioneer Press 01.07.14
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Wehmeyer
Curtis Carl 2001 P Convicted Diocesan Convicted of DWI 2009. Also tried to pick up teenage boys. Sentenced to 90 days jail; served 4 days & two years supervised probation. Removed 6/12 from Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul after complaint of misconduct involving 2 minors. Arrested 6/22/12 on charges of sexual assault. One youth told police the abuse covered two year period. Criminal charges filed 9/12. Child porn charges filed 10/12. Pled guilty 11/8/12. Permanently removed 11/12. Sentenced to prison for 5 yrs 2/1/13. New lawsuit 1/30/14. Information from personnel file released 3/31/14. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Collection of Articles prior to 11.10.12; Pioneer Press 02.01.13; Star Tribune 02.01.13; Grand Forks Herald 09.23.13; Jeff Anderson & Assoc 09.23.13; KTTC 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.23.13; MPR News with Documents 09.23.13; Raw Story 09.23.13; SNAP Statement 09.23.13; Star Tribune (AP) 09.23.13; Catholic League 09.24.13; Minnesota Public Radio 09.24.13; Pioneer Press 09.24.13; Waiting for Godot to Leave 09.25.13; SNAP Statement to ABp Nienstedt 09.30.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.03.13; Star Tribune 10.03.13; Fox 9 10.04.13; KARE 11 10.04.13; SNAP Statement 10.04.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.05.13; Statement by Twin Cities Voice of the Faithful 10.06.13; SNAP Press Release re ABp Nienstedt, 10.08.13; Star Tribune 10.08.13; Commonweal Magazine 10.14.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 10.19.13; Star Tribune 10.27.13; Catholic League 11.15.13; Star Tribune 11.15.13; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis 11.15.13; Pioneer Press 12.02.13; Catholic Spirit 12.05.13; St Paul & Minneapolis List of Credibly Accused Priests released 12.05.13; Star Tribune 12.05.13; MinnPost 12.06.13; Star Tribune 12.06.13; KSTP Channel 5 01.29.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.29.14; Pioneer Press 01.29.14; SNAP Statement 01.29.14; Star Tribune 01.29.14; Statement by Archdiocese 01.29.14; WCCO Channel 4 01.29.14; Complaint in Minor Doe 31 v Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis, Cause 62-CV-14-647, 01.30.14; Greenwich Time 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 01.30.14; National Catholic Reporter 01.30.14; Pioneer Press 01.30.14; Star Tribune 01.30.14; Star Tribune (with documents) 01.30.14; Statement by Archdiocese 01.30.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14; Minnesota Public Radio 02.25.14; Raw Story 02.25.14; SNAP Statement 02.25.14; Star Tribune 02.25.14; Pioneer Press 03.01.14; Minnesota Public Radio 03.26.14; CBS Minnesota 03.27.14; KARE 03.27.14; St Cloud Times 03.27.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis 03.31.14; Court's Order 04.01.14; Star Tribune 04.01.14; Media Statement by Jeff Anderson & Assoc 04.02.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.16.14; DotCommonweal 04.22.14; Pioneer Press 04.22.14; Minnesota Public Radio 04.24.14; DotCommonweal 04.25.14; National Catholic Reporter 04.28.14; Minnesota Public Radio 05.28.14; Pioneer Press 05.28.14; KARE 07.16.14; The Bilgrimage 07.17.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14; Minnesota Public Radio 09.03.14
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Whittet Harold E. 1940 P Accused Diocesan Whittet was one of 17 priests listed on 8/02 memo to ABp Flynn regarding priests with known abuse histories but his name was omitted from Archdiocesan list released 12/13. No reason given. No further details of abuse released. He died 10/08/89. St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Find A Grave 10.08.89; Star Tribune 12.19.13; Minnesota Public Radio 12.20.13; SNAP MN Statement 12.20.13
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Zachman Francis 1951 P none Oblates - OMI Name first released on Archdiocese's 5/22/14 revised list of accused priests and brothers. Worked in archdiocese from 1973-1982. Assignments included pastor at Assumption in Richfield from 1973 to 1981, as administrator at St. Albert in Albertville, at St. George in Long Lake and as associate pastor at St. Casimir in St. Paul Died in 1983. NOTE: List and articles refer to him as a Franciscan TOR but research indicates he was actually an Oblate priest (OMI). St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN Source:
Pioneer Press 05.22.14; Statement by Archdiocese of St Paul 05.22.14
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Assignment Record by Archdiocese of St Paul


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