Retired Priest with History of Abuse ‘laicized’
By Maria Wiering
November 29, 2017
Richard Jeub, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1966, has been dispensed from the obligations of the clerical state, according to a Nov. 29 statement from the archdiocese.
Jeub, 77, retired in 2002, but he has been prohibited from ministry since that year, following allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. According to the statement, he sought the dispensation.
Jeub served as an associate priest at St. Joseph, Hopkins, 1966-1967; Our Lady of Grace, Edina, 1967-1970; St. Mark, St. Paul, 1970-1976: Christ the King, Minneapolis, 1976-1978; Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale, 1996-1997; Sacred Heart/St. Lawrence, Faribault, 1997-2000; and St. Rose of Lima, Roseville, 2000-2002.
He ministered as a hospital chaplain at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park and Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina from 1978 to 1982.
Jeub’s longest assignment was from 1981 to 1990 as pastor of St. Kevin in south Minneapolis, which merged with nearby Church of the Resurrection in 1991 to form Our Lady of Peace. His assignment history has been posted since 2013 at the archdiocese’s website in a list of those with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them.
Commonly referred to as “laicization,” dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state is an action of the pope. Loss of the clerical state means that a man may not present himself as a priest.