Fr. John Edward Martin

Ordained: 1918
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Lansing MI

In 6/10 two men reported to the diocese abuse as minors by Martin. Notices were placed in two church bulletins; four more accusers came forward. All alleged abuse in the 1950s-early 1960s. Pastor of St. Mary’s in Morrice, then St. Isidore’s in Laingsburg 1941-1966. Retired in 1966 when church burned down. Died in 1968. On the diocese’s list of credibly accused clerics 9/27/19. On Detroit archdiocese’s list 6/10/19, which notes that he had been removed from public ministry.


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