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The Churches’ Lists Have Got to Mean Something

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I have written about the lists a numbers of times,  and with 3 or 4 more out there,  I would expect that I will continue to comment.  Although,  what good is a list if they aren’t complete?   To be fair,  Winona has gotten additional time from the court to add to their list, but  there have been no such additional dates requested by the other lists that have come out.

It was disturbing to see the stories last week which suggest there are names missing.  The Minneapolis Tribune reported:

Five priests named in a 2002 archdiocesan internal memo about parishes with “some connection to a history of clergy sexual abuse” were not on the list published earlier this month by Archbishop John Nienstedt.

The names that were not included and have been suspected in the past are:

Former cleric Harry Walsh, teaches sex education for Wright County. He had been accused in the 1990s of molesting a 15-year-old girl in Detroit in the mid-1960s and a 12-year-old altar boy in South St. Paul in the early 1980s.

Rev. Harry Walsh: Assignments

• 1960: Ordained to the Redemptorist order, Ireland
• 1960-63: Redemptorist monastery, Ireland
• 1963-65: Davenport, Iowa
• 1965-67: Holy Redeemer, Detroit
• 1968: St. Michael, Chicago
• 1969-70: St. Pius X, White Bear Lake
• 1970: Chicago
• 1970-71: Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Paul
• 1971-74: St. Stephen, Minneapolis
• 1974-79: St. Anne, Le Sueur
• 1979-80: Archdiocese of Dublin
• 1980-85: Holy Trinity, South St. Paul
• 1985-91: St. Henry, Monticello

The late Ambrose Filbin who served at St. Pius X in White Bear Lake, St. Helena in Minneapolis, St. Ignatius in Annandale, St. Bridget in Lindstrom and in Lake Benton, Eden Valley and Northfield.

The late Harold Whittet who served at St. Augustine in South St. Paul and St. Rose of Lima in Roseville.

A forth unidentified priest who was on earlier lists.

A fifth priest, is still active in ministry at an east metro church

The names continue to be disclosed,  however there are more lists that exist in Minnesota  and there are many more names 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.