Fr. Joseph C. Cashman

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Died: 07/4/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/2013 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had credible allegations of abuse involving minors against them. Cashman’s inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Further information released by the Diocese 6/23/2014. Accused of making sexual advances toward several minor males prior to 1986, and of actual sexual contact with minor students and some seminarians. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute. Cashman’s privileges were suspended in 9/1992. Laicization pending as of 6/2014. Living at the time in Dallas, TX. Died in 2018. Accused in a 7/2023 lawsuit against Lourdes High School, Rochester Catholic Schools and the Diocese of Winona of sexually abusing a male Lourdes High School student, ages 14-16, in the early 1970s. Cashman worked at the school 1970-1977. The high school and Rochester Catholic Schools settled; the suit against the diocese was to continue, with a trial date of 7/22/2023.

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