Fr. Alphonsus P. Ferguson

From Ireland. Per Ames Daily Tribune of 10/29/1941, he had just returned from China after spending 10 years in missions field. Same article refers to him as a member of the St. Columban’s Mission Society of Omaha. A 1919 news article places him in St. Louis MO, and announces he was soon to leave for mission work in China. Member of Franciscan Servants of the Sacred Heart out of Omaha, NE per 2014 articles. A man who was an altar boy at Guardian Angels Church in Hastings, MN in the early 1950s filed a civil suit 7/2/2014 alleging anal rape by Ferguson and referring to multiple other victims. Ferguson was at Guardian Angels 1951-1965. Worked in MN, NY, NE, IA and Ireland. Died in the 1973 (apparently in Ireland). Included in 2/2022 on the Columbans’ U.S. Province list of credibly accused. It notes two allegations, of abuse 1957-1958 and 1963-1964.

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