Fr. Douglas A. McNeill

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Died: 07/3/2018
Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Entered religious life with Mission of Sacred Heart in 1962. Dispensation granted 1967. Ordained for the Gallup diocese. Assigned to Winslow and Holbrook, AZ and Thoreau, NM. Removed in 3/94 after accused in a civil suit of abusing a youth in 1978 while the youth stayed with him at St. Bonaventure Indian Mission to finish the school year. In 1993 McNeill admitted to the abuse when his accuser confronted him. Offered to pay the man $15K from school funds. Man refused. Suit settled in 9/95 for $135K. Also accused of abuse of two in AZ in 1971. McNeill still “on leave” per 2002 OCD. Died 7/16/18 at his home in MD.

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