Fr. David A. Roney

Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Died: 01/27/2003
Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for St. Paul, incardinated into the New Ulm diocese when it formed in 1957. Lawsuits in 8/03 by two women claiming abuse as children by Roney 1967-80. Two more filed suit in 9/03. Diocese said two previous lawsuits settled. Diocese learned of Roney’ s conduct in 1987; sent for evaluation and therapy. Allowed to minister at San Lucas Toliman Mission in Guatemala beginning in 1994. Removed from active retirement in 2002. Died in 1/03 in Guatemala, age 82. Two women settled in 2005. Case of four more women dismissed by MN Court of Appeals 8/31/10. More suits pending in 9/13. More than 30 accusers, at least one as young as age 7. Name included on New Ulm list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 8/04/14. Names were from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Name added 11/3/17 to St. Paul-Minneapolis list of “priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them.”

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