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Father Robert M. Thruner

Jeff Anderson and Associates
October 29, 2013

http://www.andersonadvocates.com/Posts/News-or-Event/1658/Doe-23-v-The-Archdiocese-of-St-Paul-and-Minneapolis-and-Father-Robert-M-Thurner-.aspx

On October 29, 2013 a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman in her 30s, naming as defendants Fr. Robert Thurner and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The lawsuit claims the Archdiocese was negligent in allowing Father Thurner continued access to children.

In 1982, Thurner admitted to then-Archbishop Roach that he had sexually abused a 16 year-old boy and purchased alcohol for the boy. Despite Thurnerís admission, the Archdiocese chose to move Thurner into a new, unsuspecting parish where he subsequently abused Doe 23.

Read internal Archdiocesan documents below, including memos from Archbishop Roach and current St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson:

[Summons and Complaint]

[Reverend Robert Michael Thurner Timeline]

[Memo from Archbishop Roach to Fr. Carlson and Msgr. Hayden re Fr. Thurner's sexual relationship with a boy 11-11-1982]

[Letter from Fr. Thurner to Archbishop Roach re Fr. Thurner's resignation from St. John the Evangelist]

[Letter from Archbishop Roach to Fr. Thurner re Fr. Thurner's resignation from St. John the Evangelist - 11-12-1982]

[Memo from Fr. Korf to Archbishop Roach re Fr. Thurner's resignation 4-13-1983]

[Fr. Thurner's resignation form - St. John the Evangelist - 4-13-1983]

[Letter from Archbishop Roach accepting Fr. Thurner's resignation from St. John the Evangelist 5-25-1983]

[Letter re Fr. Thurner being named Associate Pastor of St. Joseph's 5-27-1983]

[Letter from Fr. O'Connell referring Thurner to Schoener - 5-5-1988]

[Memo from Fr. O'Connell re Thurner Lawsuit 6-7-1990]

[Thurner Answers to Interrogatories 9-24-1990]

[Letter from Sepler to Anderson re Joe Doe v. Archdioocese - 7-8-1991]

[News Release - Thurner 10-28-13]

[Archdiocesan Officals]

[Fr. Robert Thurner photo]

 

 

 

 

 




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