Statement Regarding Rev. Gregory Poser, OSC
By Tom Halden
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
May 10, 2016
From Archbishop Bernard Hebda
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has learned that Rev. Gregory Poser, OSC, a member of the Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross, has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1970s, when he was serving in the Archdiocese at St. Odilia parish in Shoreview. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office was contacted immediately. In accordance with Archdiocesan protocols, we are cooperating with law enforcement and will take no action that may interfere with its investigation. It is with law enforcement’s approval that I am sharing this statement today.
The Crosiers were also notified of the allegation and, Prior Provincial Thomas Enneking, OSC, has placed Fr. Poser on immediate administrative leave from his current assignment, which is outside of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Father Poser was assigned to St. Odilia from 1974 to 1978 and again from 1984 to 1985.
I ask everyone to join me in praying for all victims of abuse.