Fr. John Richard Feiten

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had “credible” accusations of abuse involving minors. Feiten’s inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. He retired from active ministry in 6/00 and died 7/9/01. After his death, two separate complaints of abuse of minor boys were received against Feiten. Abuse in 1969 was reported in 2002 and a second, undated complaint was made in 04/06.


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