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The Diocese of St Cloud released a list today of  33 priests accused of sexually abusing minors.    The release comes the day after  a lawsuit was filed seeking the release of the  information.  These lists have been hidden until now.  Along with the list the Bishop of St Cloud, Rev. Donald J. Kettler released a statement.

The last day of January the Diocese added some information. 

 

IN 2018  they added another name .

The List

Robert Blumeyer, OSB (Order of Saint Benedict): St. Augustine, St. Cloud; St. Benedict’s, Avon; St. Catherine, Farming. Deceased

 

Michael Brennan, TOR (Third Order Regular of Saint Francis): Our Lady of the Angels Boarding School, Belle Prairie. Status Unknown

 

Anthony Canu, TOR: Our Lady of the Angels Boarding School, Belle Prairie. Status Unknown

 

Cosmas Dalheimer (incorrectly identified as Cosmos), OSB: St. Mary’s, St. Cloud; St. Benedict’s Monastery and College, St. Joseph; St. Augustine, St. Cloud; St. Joseph, St. Joseph; St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. Deceased

 

John Eccleston: Sacred Heart, Staples; St. Edward’s, Henning; Ave Maria, Wheaton; Chaplain St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Deceased

 

Richard Eckroth, OSB: St. Benedict High School, St. Joseph; St. Augustine, St. Cloud; Seven Dolors, Albany; St. Raphael’s Convent, St. Cloud; St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. Currently residing in Collegeville, MN.

 

Sylvester Gall: assistant pastor, Church of St. Joseph, Pierz, September 1938-December 1938; Cathedral of St. Mary December 1938-July 1942; Chaplain at St. Raphael’s Convent, August 1941-July 1942; pastor, Church of St. John, Swanville and Church of St. Bernard, Ward Springs, July 1942-September 1954; Church of St. Nicholas, Belle River, September 1954-June 1958; Church of St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas, June 1958-August 1959; Church of St. Andrew, Elk River, August 1959-June 1969; Church of St. Michael, Motley, June 1969-July 1981; and Church of St. John Nepomuk, Lastrup, July 1981-July 1993. Father Gall retired in July 1993. Deceased.

 

William Garding: St. Mary’s, Melrose; St. Paul’s, Sauk Centre; St. John the Baptist, Bluffton; Holy Cross, Butler; Assumption, Menagha; Director, Cemetary Office, St. Cloud. Deceased

 

Raoul Gauthier: Chaplain, St. Michael’s Hospital, Sauk Centre. Deceased

 

Thomas Gillespie, OSB: St. Boniface, Cold Spring; St. Joseph, St. Joseph; St. Raphael’s Convent, St. Cloud; St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud; St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. Currently residing in Collegeville, MN

 

Stanislaus Goryczka: Holy Cross, Harding (Pulaski); St. Edward’s Elmdale; Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls. Deceased

 

Francis Hoefgen, OSB: St. Bonface, Cold Spring; St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. Laicized. Address unknown

 

Othmar Hohmann, OSB: Immaculate Conception, New Munich; St. Boniface, Cold Spring; St. Joseph, St. Joseph. Deceased

 

Raymond Jacques: St. Peter and Paul, Sauk Centre; Assumption, Morris; St. Anne’s, Kimball. Deceased   (served in the parish of St. Paul in Sauk Centre)

 

Val Klimek: St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud; Spiritual Director, Cathedral High School; St. Columbkill, St. Wendel; St. Lawrence, Duelm; Director, Catholic Charities; Holy Trinity, Royalton; Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Rockville. Deceased

 

Reginald Krakowski, TOR: Local Superior, St. Louis Monastery, St. Cloud; Cathedral High School. Current Status Unknown

 

Joseph Kremer: Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids; Staff, St. John’s Seminary/Diocese of St. Cloud; St. Michael’s, Spring Hill; Holy Spirit, St.Cloud. Deceased

 

Richard Kujawa: St. Mary’s, Breckenridge; St. Joseph, Bertha; St. Edward’s, Henning; Sacred Heart, Flensburg; St. Mary’s, Melrose; St. Hubert, Blue Grass; Our Lady of the Assumption, Menagha. Deceased

 

Henry Lutgen: St. Mary’s, Alexandria; Superintendent, St. Cloud Children’s Home; Director, Catholic Charities. Deceased (served as assistant director of Catholic Charities in St. Cloud, St. Columbkille in St. Wendel, Community Hospital and Pine Villa in Melrose and St. Mary’s, Melrose.)

 

Brennan Maiers, OSB: St. Joseph, St. Joseph; St. Boniface, Cold Spring; St. Raphael’s Convent, St. Cloud; St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph; St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. Currently residing in Collegeville, MN

Father Antonio Marfori

Fr. Antonio (Tony) Marfori Ordained: 10/7/1978

Assignment/Diocese

1978- 1980 St. Francis Xavier Diocese of St. Cloud Sartell MN

1979: Part-time associate

1978 – 1980 St. Mary’s Cathedral of St Cloud Diocese of St. Cloud St. Cloud MN  Part-time instructor at Cathedral High School  Assistant chaplain 1979: Revs. Mark Willenbring, Robert Rolfes. In residence Anhtonio [sic] Marfori 1980: in res Antonio Marfori, Ralph Zimmerman

1980- 1984 St. Paul Diocese of St. Cloud Sauk Centre MN Associate pastor 1981-1983: Revs. Elmer Torborg, AM 1984: Kenneth Riedemann Students: 417 (1981), 513 (1982), 440 (1983)

1984- 1985 On duty outside of diocese Post-graduate studies International Convent of St. Thomas Aquinas, Via Degli Ibernesi, Rome, Italy

1985-  1993 St. Agnes Diocese of St. Cloud Roscoe MN Pastor Solo, no school

1987- 1993 St. Margaret Diocese of St. Cloud Lake Henry MN Pastor Solo, no school

1993- 2007 St. Pius X Diocese of St. Cloud Zimmerman MN Pastor Solo, no school Big building projects at this time

2007 Sabbatical in the Philippines

2007 2008 Church of St. Anne Diocese of St. Cloud Kimball MN Pastor Solo, catechesis 161

2008- 2010 St. Elizabeth of Hungary SS Peter and Paul St. Joseph Diocese of St. Cloud Brennyville Gilman Morrill MN MN MN Canonical minister Solo at all parishes St. John (Foley) Area Schools had 134 students in 2009- 2010

2010 Leave of Absence (medical) Start End Assignment/Diocese

2011- 2015 Special Assignment Diocese of St. Cloud

2015: Serving as Sacramental Minister at Church of St. Andrew, Elk River. Pulpit supply at St. Mary parish, Little Falls, in Glenwood, Cambridge, and Isanti. Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Elk River

 Marfori currently lives in St. Cloud under restriction.

James Mohm: St. Joseph, Pierz; St. Joseph, Brushvale; St. James, Maine; Immaculate Conception, Osakis. Deceased

 

Donald Rieder: St. Mary’s, Alexandria; St. James, Randall; St. Anne’s, Kimball; Assumption, Morris; St. Agnes, Roscoe; St. Louis, Paynesville; Chaplain, St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls; St. Stanislaus, Sobieski; St. John Cantius, St. Cloud. Has also been identified as being on the Board of Directors for St Cloud Hospital and St John’s School of Divinity.  Deceased

 

Francisco Schulte, OSB: St. Boniface, Cold Spring. Collegeville, MN According to the Saint John’s Abbey web site, Francisco Schulte currently resides in Collegeville.

 

Robert Smith: Holy Angels, St. Cloud; Holy Family, Belle Prairie; Our Lady of Victory, Fergus Falls; St. Leonard’s, Pelican Rapids; St. Paul’s, Sauk Centre; Chaplain, Poor Clare Sisters, Sauk Rapids; Holy Cross, North Prairie; St. Stanislaus, Sobieski. Deceased

 

Peter Snyers: Immaculate Conception, Rice; St. Mary’s, Breckenridge; St. Kathyrn’s, Ogilvie; St. Louis, Foreston; Assumption, Eden Valley; St. Hedwig’s and St. Mary’s, Holdingford; St. John Cantius, St. Cloud. Deceased

 

Allan Speiser: St. Ann’s, Wadena; Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids; Holy Angels, St. Cloud; Chaplain, St. Raphael’s, St. Cloud; Cathedral High School, St. Cloud; St. Anthony, St. Anthony; St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas; Immaculate Conception, Becker; St. Francis Xavier, Sartell; St. John Nepomuk, Lake Reno; Our Lady of the Runestone, Kensington;Holy Cross, Butler; St. John the Baptist, Bluffton; Holy Spirit, St. Cloud; St. Francis, St. Francis. Deceased

 

James Thoennes: St. Anthony’s, St. Cloud; St. Mary’s, Melrose; St. Joseph, Waite Park; St. John’s, Foley; St. Anne’s, Kimball; Sacred Heart, Dent; St. Leonard’s, Pelican Rapids; St. Joseph, Bertha; St. Edward’s. Henning; Chaplain, St. Mary’s Villa, Pierz. Currently residing in St. Cloud, MN

 

Roger Vaughn, OSC (Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross (Crosiers)) :  St. Peter’s, St. Cloud. Currently residing in New York.

 

Michael Weber : Holy Spirit, St. Cloud as transitional deacon. Currently residing in Twin Cities, MN

 

William Wey: St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud; St. Donatus, Brooten; Immaculate Conception, Sedan; St. Gall, Tintah; Sacred Heart, Dent; St. Peter, Dumont; St. Patrick, Collis. He also has been listed as a scout leader in 1941.  Deceased

 

Adelbert Wolski, TOR: Cathedral High School. Deceased (died Jan. 3, 2012, in Hollidaysburg, Pa.)

Vincent Yzermans (incorrectly identified as Yzermanns) : St. Boniface, Melrose; St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud; St. John the Baptist, Swanville; Editor, Saint Cloud Visitor; St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas; St. Rose, St. Rosa; St. Anthony, St. Anthony. Writer of Books.  Deceased

 

Francis Zilkowski: Chancellor, Diocese of Saint Cloud; St. Louis, Foreston; Sacred Heart, Flensburg; Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opole. Deceased

 

The names are now disclosed, 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.

3 Comments

  1. Gravatar for gloria sullivan
    gloria sullivan

    So what about trials for these people. ???? The RCC JUST TAKES AWAY THEIR CLERGY STATUS, allowing them to continue their rape s of children.

  2. Gravatar for gloria sullivan

    I've been out of this "FAUX CHURCH SINCE 2001' It's still going on ! WHY????I WAS A BRAINWASHED CATHOLIC FOR OVER 60 yrs. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE IN THE PEWS. ???????????

  3. The prosecutor up in Duluth is asking the same question, as are the police in St Paul. We will see. Thank you for reading and the comments.

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