Statement: Deposition of Fr. Kevin Mcdonough
By Jim Accurso
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
April 16, 2014
In today’s deposition, Father Kevin McDonough responded to questions about his involvement with the archdiocese’s handling of matters involving allegations of clergy sexual abuse while he served as Vicar General between 1991 and 2008, and Delegate for Safe Environment from 2008 to 2013. When needed, he clarified misstatements and mischaracterizations of the incidents that occurred while he held these positions.
Fr. McDonough cooperated throughout the session which met the court-ordered eight-hour requirement.
Father McDonough emphasized that he always had the best interests of children and the vulnerable in mind when doing his work. He also acknowledged that the harm cause by sexual abuse is serious and grave.