Fr. John Patrick Feeney

Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Green Bay WI

Accused of sex abuse of many boys and girls. Removed 1986. Assigned to 18 parishes in 30 years. Convicted 2004. Sentenced 15 years prison; served 8. Released 11/11. Laicized 8/05. Also worked in NV, CA, NE. Claim in $660M L.A. archdiocese settlement 7/07. Suit filed in NV 1/08. Brothers from criminal case filed fraud case against Diocese 1/08. WI trial held 5/12. Jury found Diocese committed fraud and awarded plaintiffs $700K. They dropped punitive damages claims. New Trial set for 5/13; settled 3/13 for $700K. Another trial in NV 10/12. $500K against Green Bay. Diocese appealed; NV Supreme Court reversed ruling 05/15. On Omaha archdiocese’s list 11/30/19, noting abuse 1962-63 as an extern priest. On Green Bay diocese’s list 1/17/19. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19.


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