Statement Regarding Disclosure of Additional Names of Men with Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse against Them

By Tom Halden
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
November 3, 2017

In our continuing efforts to encourage healing, empower victims/survivors of sexual abuse to come forward, and promote transparency, we are adding to our website today the names of 19 men who have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them. Eighteen of the men have been disclosed by their diocese or religious order based on alleged abuse outside of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, but had, at some point, served or spent time in this archdiocese. The other man served in the archdiocese until his death in the early 1960s and is being disclosed now based on recent interviews with victims/survivors who courageously came forward.

Disclosed by another diocese or religious order:

Cornelius DeVenster, OSC Thomas O’Brien, OSC

John Gleason Michael Paquet, OSC

Othmar Hohmann, OSB James Phillips, OSB

Paul Kabat, OMI David Roney

Thomas Meyer, OMI Urban Schmitt, OSC

James Moeglein, OSC Michael Skoblik

Dunstan Moorse, OSB Charles Stark

Orville Munie, OMI Emil Twardochleb, OMI

John Murphy Pirmin Wendt, OSB

Disclosed by the Archdiocese:

Vincent Worzalla

The assignment history for each man is located on our Safe Environment website.

If you or someone you know has been abused, the first call should be to law enforcement.








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