Fr. Allen F. Bruening

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Accused of abusing two brothers almost 20 years apart. Parents first complained in 1968 or ’69; diocese said he would receive treatment but instead he was transferred to a new high school. After complaints in 1984 he was removed from church and assigned as chaplain at Community Hospital. Later given another parish assignment. Civil suit filed 1991. Sent to work in Amarillo, TX diocese after treatment at Paracletes Center. Vatican ordered permanent removal from ministry as of 6/14/07. Given “Life of Prayer and Penance” per 2010 Catholic Directory. Died 3/3/15. On the Cleveland diocese’s list in 6/19 of those with substantiated allegations against them.


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