Former St. Cloud priest added to list of those credibly accused of abuse

St. Cloud Times
June 12, 2020

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St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler has added a new name to the diocese's list of clergy who have been credibly accused of abusing minors.

According to a news release issued Friday, the St. Cloud diocese was notified that the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, had added Charles Meyer to its list of clergy with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

In the St. Cloud Diocese, Meyer served as chaplain of Memorial Hospital in Perham from 1966-1970 and as a pastor of St. Lawrence in Rush Lake from 1966-1985, according to the church. The St. Cloud Diocese has not received any reports of abuse by Meyer.

Meyer was ordained in Ohio in 1931 and died in 1997, according to the release. He was a member of the Society of the Precious Blood.

The St. Cloud diocese list of credibly accused clergy members can be found at

Kettler will hold a listening session "in the near future" at St. Lawrence in Rush Lake, according to the release.


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