Br. Isaac Connolly

Order: OSB
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Former dean of students at St. John’s University, requested a leave of absence in 10/02 from St. John’s Abbey “for vocational discernment” after being accused of having engaged in sexual misconduct more than 10 years prior. The alleged misconduct not involve student at St. John’s University and did not fall under the legal definition of sexual abuse. Reports said if Connolly had not taken leave, he would have been placed under restriction by St. John’s Abbey. Shows as on restricted duty as of 3/11. Named as accused of abuse of a minor in a lawsuits against the Benedictines and Abbey in 5/11 and 6/11.

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