Diocese of St Cloud Adds 4 Names to List of Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors

By Mike Bryant
Legal Examiner
March 14, 2014

The Diocese of St Cloud released a list today of 4 additional priests accused of sexually abusing minors. The release adds to their previous list of 33. Along with the list the Bishop of St Cloud, Rev. Donald J. Kettler released a statement.

The List :

• Neal Emon, who worked at St. Peter Parish in St. Cloud. He lives in Phoenix.

• Gerald Funcheon, a former St. Cloud Cathedral High School employee. He lives in Missouri.

• Justin Weger, St. Therese Parish, Vineland. He is deceased.

• James Moeglein, Cathedral of St. Mary. He lives in Onamia.

According to the St Cloud Times the statement included:

St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler said in a written statement that the names are being released after they appeared on abuse lists released by other religious communities.

Let’s guess that the community is the list that last week was released by the Crosiers. On that list were six that had worked in St Cloud. The disclosre today left out:

That Emon also worked as weekend priest/spiritual director, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1978–88

That Moeglien was Deacon, St. Mary’s, St. Cloud, Minn., Summer 1969–70 and weekend priest/spiritual director, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1978-–88

That Weger was an Associate, St. Mathias, Fort Ripley, Minn., 1953–54

Not in today’s disclosures but on the Crosier’s list was:

Wendell Mohs

Date of birth: 2/18/1952

Date of first profession: 8/21/1974

Weekend retreat staff, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1979–82

Date removed from work with minors: Was not a member of the Order at the time of allegation

Current location: Minnesota

Current status: Left the Order on 11/1/1982; dispensed from vows on 9/17/1987








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