Statement Regarding John Bussman

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
August 11, 2016

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis received an allegation that John Bussman sexually abused a minor while he was still in ministry and serving at a parish in the 1980s. Law enforcement has been notified, and we are posting this notice as part of our standard protocols when an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor is reported to the Archdiocese. Bussman has been out of priestly ministry since 2003 and has served time in prison since then for criminal sexual conduct and theft.

John Bussman’s Assignment History

  • Associate Pastor, St. Michael, Stillwater, 6/17/80-6/12/85
  • Associate Pastor, Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale, 6/12/1985-9/22/86
  • Leave of absence: 9/22/1986-4/1987
  • Suspended from Ministry: 7/1/1987-6/15/2001
  • Pastor, St. Martin, Rogers and St. Walburga, Fletcher, 6/15/2001-3/21/2003
  • Leave of absence: 3/21/2003-present


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