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Father Gregory Served in St Cloud: Gregory Poser

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The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a statment last week :

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has learned that Rev. Gregory Poser, OSC, a member of the Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross, has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1970s, when he was serving in the Archdiocese at St. Odilia parish in Shoreview.

Looking at Father Gregory Poser’s record, he was in parishes in Onamia (Holy Cross), Hillman (St. Rita), Wahkon (Sacred Heart) and Vineland (St. Therese) all in the Dioses of St Cloud.

The St Cloud Times  recently reported:

Bishop Donald Kettler suspended Poser’s priestly faculties in the Diocese of St. Cloud, meaning that Poser can no longer function or present himself as a priest, while the allegation is investigated.

It is this type of list cross checking that brings up a lot more questions.  It also is an example of how the Child Victims Act has allowed the opportunity to use past discovery and new discovery to get to the truth.  How it has allowed these courageous survivors who were abused to finally find justice.

There are still many questions that need to be asked.

The names are now disclosed, however there are more lists that exist in Minnesota and there are many more names and information to find.

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.