Fr. Ralph S. Strand

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed from public ministry in 3/93. Convicted in 1995. Abused a boy, age 15 in 1990-92. Received a 4-year sentence after plea bargain. Two other accusers also came forward. Paroled in 4/97 after serving 21 months. Included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese. Last known to be living at University of St. Mary of the Lake seminary campus in Mundelein. Registered sex offender. Allowed to wear his Roman collar in public by archdiocese in 1999, after parole completed. Accompanied Cardinal George on a pilgrimage to Mexico in 2001. Died in 4/13.


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