Fr. James L Menapace

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Diocese announced 9/23/14 that three people had come forward with accusations that Menapace sexually abused them as boys in the 1990s, after his retirement. Retired 1996. First allegations emerged in 2000 and Menapace placed on restricted ministry. Permanently removed from ministry in 7/02. On diocese’s list 12/13/19.

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