Fr. Herman Bernard Kamlage

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Included on the diocese’s list 7/31/20 of those with substantiated allegations. Ministry restricted 10/9/94. Retired 4/28/95. “Charter Suspension” 9/13/02. Died 12/01/18. Reportedly, court records show accusations against Kamlage of the abuse of at least six boys, ages 5-18, during visits to the priest’s cabin at Lake Carnico. Journals kept by Kamlage 1981-85 surfaced in 7/20, in which he asked God for forgiveness for “carnal” behavior, and said of a boy’s pending visit, “What fantasies and anticipation.”


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