Fr. Donald Dummer

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

One of four names of priests with substantiated accusations against them released by the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis 10/23/14. Dummer worked at Assumption in Richfield 1975-1981, then in the Crookston diocese until 1996; lived at St. Mary’s in St. Paul 1996-2002, working as Regions Hospital chaplain1997-2006; resided with local Oblates of Mary Immaculate Superior 2002 – 2006. Faculties removed 2006. Living with Order in MA in 10/14. Per church documents released in a 11/14 settlement agreement, a church worker found chlid porn videos in Dummer’s room in early 1997 and again in early 1998. The worker said she gave the videos in 1998 to Vicar General Kevin McDonough and that McDonough destroyed them. Per another document, Oblate official Rev. Joseph Hitpas said he would destroy the porn. Dummer denied wrongdoing.


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