Fr. Michael McKenna

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Permanently removed from all ministry in 12/06 after allegations he abused a child in the 1970s. Took sabbatical in 2002. Placed on medical leave in 2003 before allegations arose. Diocese deemed accusations credible. Multiple transfers throughout his career. Apparently there are “several” victims per the bishop. Prosecutors said evidence shows abuse but statute of limitations prohibits criminal prosecution. Additional allegations of old abuse became public in 3/08.


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