Fr. James W. Lennon

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Died: 08/8/2000
Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/2013 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had credible allegations against them of abuse involving minors. Lennon’s inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily left active ministry in 6/1984. The Diocese updated information on its list 6/23/2014, noting he was laicized. Had relationships with two adult women after leaving ministry. Admitted to the Diocese that he had sexually abused a 17-year-old girl for several years but denied abusing any other person. Died 8/8/2000.

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