Fr. Basil Goerner

Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Died: 01/12/2008
Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Also known as Steve. Ordained at age 61 in 1993 after having been married and raising a family. Included in the MI A.G.’s 10/2022 report as the subject of allegations of sexual abuse. The diocese received a report in 1994 from a woman who said that Goerner sexually abused her in the early 1970s, when she was age 18, and that he also abused a 14-year-old girl during that time. Goerner was sent to Servants of the Paraclete in NM for for evaluation. Removed from all public ministry in 8/2002 due to the US Bishops’ Charter. Goerner died in 2008.

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