Fr. Joseph I. Patnode

Ordained: 1918
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

In 2003 a man said he and at least 9 other other teenage boys were sexually abused by Patnode in the 1930’s, 40’s and early 50’s. Patnode was removed from his parish assignment and transferred to Sisters of Mercy Novitiate in Iowa in 1951. Retired 1964, died 12/30/77. At least 1 claim included in $2.6M settlement with Archdiocese 3/07 and at least 1 in 8/13 $5.2M out-of-court settlement involving 10 priests and 26 victims.


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