Fr. Kenneth M. Opat

Order: OSC
Ordained: 1969
Status: Sued

Died: 04/6/2011
Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Faculty member, registrar, vice-rector, counselor and facilities director at Crosier Seminary in Onamia MN 1969-1986. In Minneapolis 1986-1994 as provincial treasurer. Superior of Anoka MN Crosier Community 1993-2000. Founder of Central MN Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Program in Andover MN, involved 1978-2008. Died 4/6/2011. The Crosiers released a statement 5/4/2016 that Opat was accused in a lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a minor. As of 6/7/2017 Opat’s name was not included on the Crosiers’ list of credibly accused clerics, published 1/27/2017. Included on the Orders 12/6/2023 list, noting that the allegation surfaced after Opat’s death, so it could not be investigated.

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