Statement Regarding Disclosure of Additional Names of Men with Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse against Them
By Tom Halden
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
November 3, 2017
In our continuing efforts to encourage healing, empower victims/survivors of sexual abuse to come forward, and promote transparency, we are adding to our website today the names of 19 men who have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them. Eighteen of the men have been disclosed by their diocese or religious order based on alleged abuse outside of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, but had, at some point, served or spent time in this archdiocese. The other man served in the archdiocese until his death in the early 1960s and is being disclosed now based on recent interviews with victims/survivors who courageously came forward.
Disclosed by another diocese or religious order:
Cornelius DeVenster, OSC Thomas O’Brien, OSC
John Gleason Michael Paquet, OSC
Othmar Hohmann, OSB James Phillips, OSB
Paul Kabat, OMI David Roney
Thomas Meyer, OMI Urban Schmitt, OSC
James Moeglein, OSC Michael Skoblik
Dunstan Moorse, OSB Charles Stark
Orville Munie, OMI Emil Twardochleb, OMI
John Murphy Pirmin Wendt, OSB
Disclosed by the Archdiocese:
The assignment history for each man is located on our Safe Environment website.
If you or someone you know has been abused, the first call should be to law enforcement.