Fr. Charles J. Gormly

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Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Crookston MN

Native of Ireland, ordained for Cheyenne, WY diocese. Left WY mid-1940s. Accused in claim filed 12/14 of sexual misconduct with child at St. Francis in Brainerd MN, in the Duluth diocese in the early 1960s. Worked in diocesan parishes 1960-1961. Removed and sent to psychiatric hospital in Milwaukee. Records released in 11/15 indicate he worked and abused in Crookston diocese, likely in 1950s, prior to transfer to Duluth. Had been sent to Via Coeli in NM for treatment. Letters written by Duluth bishop Francis Schenk in 1960 and 1961 stated Gormly had a history of molesting small girls. In 1960 Schenk wrote that despite Gormly’s [poor ] record in Crookston he wanted “to give him one more chance.” Gormly worked under Schenk in both Crookston and Duluth. Gormly died in 1968. On the Cheyenne diocese’s list 6/12/19.

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