Fr. Richard L. Lause

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Order: CM
Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO

Accused in a suit filed in 8/04 of abuse of a boy in the 1980s at St. Vincent de Paul High School. The boy’s mother had taken him to a seminary in IL in 1985 and the priests agreed to raise him. The boy later transferred to the school in St. Louis. The Vincentians were told of the abuse in 1988, sent Lause to counseling, then reassigned him in 1989. He was placed on leave in 2003 after victim again complained. Claim settled by order in 1/05. On the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese’s list updated 4/1/19. On the Vincentians list in 2020.


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