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3 Former St. John’s Abbey Priests Included in Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis List

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Yesterday,  the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a list of 34 priests accused of sexually abusing minors.  Included in that list were the names of 3 former St John’s Abby Priests:

Cosmas Dahlheimer

Date of birth: 11/20/1908, deceased

Date of ordination: 1936

Cleric’s prior assignments in archdiocese:

  • St. John’s Abbey, 1936-1969;
  • Associate priest, St. Augustine, St. Cloud, 1969-1973;
  • Associate priest, St. Bernard, St. Paul, 1973-1978;
  • Returned to St. John’s Abbey, 1978

Diocese or religious order: Order of St. Benedict, St. John’s Abbey

Date permanently removed from ministry: Unknown (died 2004)

Current location: Deceased

Current status: Died in 2004

 

Francis Hoefgen

Date of birth: 8/1/1950 (Age 63)

Date of ordination: 1979

Cleric’s prior assignments in archdiocese:

  • St. Boniface, Cold Spring, 1980-1984;
  • Associate priest, St. Boniface, Hastings, 1985-1992;
  • Confessor, Villa Maria Center, Frontenac, 1985-1994

Diocese or religious order: Order of St. Benedict, St. John’s Abbey

Date permanently removed from ministry: 2002

Current location: Columbia Heights, Minn.

Current status: Left order and laicized in 2012

Brennan Maiers

Date of birth: 4/27/1936 (Age 77)

Date of ordination: 1963

Cleric’s prior assignments in archdiocese:

  • Pastor, St. Bernard, St. Paul, 1983-1990

Diocese or religious order: Order of St. Benedict, St. John’s Abbey

Date permanently removed from ministry: 2002

Current location: Collegeville, Minn.

Current status: Permanently removed from ministry

There are still  other lists out there,  including lists that have been kept by the Abbey.

Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.

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