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The Diocese of Bismarck released a list today of 34 priests accused of sexually abusing minors.  Up until recently  these lists have been hidden.  Atypically they didn’t provide the list of the priests assignments and it is unclear whether they notified   parishes that these credibly accused priest had worked.

The List

NAME:  EARL J. BECWAR *
Ordained:                                                                               12/21/1944
Died:                                                                                       9/5/1991
NAME:  NORMAN J. DUKART
Ordained:                                                                               6/2/1967
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 3/20/2002
NAME:  ROBERT E. FEENEY
Ordained:                                                                               5/21/1956
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 4/17/2002
Died:                                                                                       4/3/2006
NAME:  THEODORE F. GUSTIN
Ordained:                                                                               6/2/1957
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 6/18/2002
Died:                                                                                       12/27/2006
NAME:  EUGENE J. HASPERT *
Ordained:                                                                               5/27/1947
Died:                                                                                       7/3/1979
NAME:  DONALD W. HILL
Ordained:                                                                               5/25/1967
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 1/6/2003
Died:                                                                                       11/21/2004
NAME:  MICHAEL T. KRANK
Ordained:                                                                               6/2/1952
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 3/11/2004
Died:                                                                                       11/28/2010
NAME:  JOHN H. KUHN
Ordained:                                                                               11/23/1943
Died:                                                                                       3/15/2006
NAME:  HUGH C. MCGOVERN *
Ordained:                                                                               7/26/1950
Died:                                                                                       7/22/1988
NAME:  MAURICE MCNEELY
Ordained:                                                                               6/7/1958
Incardinated into Diocese of Honolulu:                           1982
Died:                                                                                       7/29/2017
NAME:  FREDERIC J. NELSON *
Ordained:                                                                               5/29/1950
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 2/20/1984
Died:                                                                                       8/13/1988
NAME:  JOHN J. OWENS
Ordained:                                                                               6/4/1960
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 4/13/2010
NAME:  JAMES W. POMMIER
Ordained:                                                                               6/7/1954
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 12/18/1977
Dismissed from the Clerical State:                                    12/21/2007
Died:                                                                                        1/28/2012
NAME:  JAMES E.  REARDON
Ordained:                                                                               3/13/1965
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 4/16/2002
Died:                                                                                       3/11/2007
NAME:  ARMOUR R. ROBERTS *
Ordained:                                                                               6/4/1955
Died:                                                                                       12/8/1989
NAME:  ALOYSIUS P. SIMON
Ordained:                                                                               5/29/1950
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 6/18/1985
Died:                                                                                       10/31/1991
NAME:  LAURENCE R. TALTY
Ordained:                                                                               11/30/1945
Died:                                                                                       8/22/1989
NAME:  STEVEN R. ZASTOUPIL
Ordained:                                                                               5/20/1961
Faculties for Priestly Ministry Permanently Removed: 3/20/2002
Died:                                                                                       7/2/2018
and those that are on other lists but served in the Dioceses of Bismarck

NAME:  VICTOR J. HEINEN, OSB *
Ordained:                                                                               6/6/1936
Died:                                                                                       6/24/1953
NAME:  CHARLES MEYER, CPPS
Ordained:                                                                               5/14/1931
Died:                                                                                       12/16/1997
NAME:  MICHAEL A. SPEGELE, CPPS *
Ordained:                                                                               6/14/1941
Died:                                                                                       3/16/1998
NAME:  ROBERT WUEST, CPPS *
Ordained:                                                                               4/21/1940
Died:                                                                                       3/26/1988

other articles of interest:

Diocese of Fargo Release Their List of 19 Priests and Deacons Creditably Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Archdiocese Lists Are Not Enough 

The names are now disclosed,  there are more lists that exist out there,  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.

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