Fr. Clarence Schoeppner

Ordained: 1937
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Schoeppner became vice-chancellor of the archdiocese immediately after ordination, and later chancellor. Accused in a 1994 lawsuit of nonconsensual sexual acts and physical abuse of a girl in 1967, as part of ‘cleaning ritual.’ The girl and her sister lived at St. Anthony’s Boys School, an orphanage run by the Poor Sisters of St. Francis Seraph of the Perpetual Adoration. Retired in 1980. Died prior to filing of the suit in 1994. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese’s list of accused 9/12/17.

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