Fr. Mel W. Hermanns

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Pastor of Our Lady Gate of Heaven in Chicago 3/18/12. Removed 9/12; living under supervision. Identified in 6/18/13 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as current friar with confirmed reports of sexual abuse of minors. First incident in 1969 involved St. Lawrence Seminary student. Reported in 1993. Order paid for student’s counseling. Hermanns sent to Paracletes. Also reported in 1990 for suspect conduct involving physical activities with minor males.


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