|Assignment Record – Rev. Rudolph Henrich
Summary of Case: The St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese knew in at least 1991 of allegations of abuse by Henrich against "several" people, as stated in a 2011 letter to an accuser from the archdiocesan Delegate for Safe Environment. Henrich died in July 1992.
Died: July 23, 1992
St. Paul archbishop was John Gregory Murray (1931-1956)
|1937||St. James'||St. Paul||MN||3/3, 2/3||St. James' had a school with 311-420 students.|
|1937||1938||Most Holy Trinity||Winstead||MN||2/2||Most Holy Trinity had an elementary school with 270 students, and a high school with 57 students.|
|1938||St. Mark's||Shakopee||MN||associate priest||This assignment is per the archdiocese, Dec. 2013.|
|1938||1942||State Training School||Red Wing||MN||chaplain||This was a mission of St. Joseph's in Red Wing, which had a school with 163 students. Henrich is not listed in the diocesan pages of the Directory as at St. Joseph's.|
|1946||1952||State School for Boys||Red Wing||MN||chaplain|
Murray was succeeded by William Otterwell Brady (1956-1961)
|1957||St. Boniface's||Stewart (New Ulm)||MN||1/1||
St. Boniface's had a school with 106-117 students.
Leo Binz replaced Murray (1961-1975). The archdiocese's name was changed to St. Paul and Minneapolis on July 11, 1966.
|1976||St. Margaret Mary's||
• In October 2013 a man stated publicly that he told the archdiocese in a 2010 letter that Heinrich had sexually abused him as a boy in the 1950s and 1960s; he said he didn't receive a response for more than nine months. In his Aug. 2011 response, Archdiocesan Delegate for Safe Environment, Rev. Kevin M. McDonough, wrote to this accuser that Henrich sexually abused at least "several" people at St. Margaret Mary's, and that it was he who the responsibility in 1991 of responding to the abuse committed by Henrich.
|MN||1/1, 1/2, 1/3||
St. Margaret Mary's had a school with 703-300 students.
John Robert Roach followed Binz as archbishop (1975-1995).
The Directories show Henrich's address in retirement as that of St. Margaret Mary's parish through 1991. The 1992 Directory lists him as at 817 Main St. E., N.E., Minneapolis, which a 2013 google search reveals is a Catholic ElderCare Facility.
Henrich died July 23, 1992.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1934-1993)
• Letter from Fr. McDonough to Henrich Accuser, Aug. 29, 2011
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