Diocese of Davenport Creditors' Committee

August 27, 2007

Diocese of Davenport Creditors' Committee Website

This is the Official Website of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (the "Committee") in the Diocese of Davenport Bankruptcy Case in Davenport, Iowa.


On August 27, 2007, the Diocese of Davenport's Review Board recommended that Father Gerald Stouvenal be temporarily removed from active ministry while an independent investigator looks into claims that Stouvenal sexually abused children. Prior to this removal, Stouvenal had been placed in a "restricted ministry" status.

Priests against whom credible allegations have been made:

The following priests and former priests or other person connected with and/or located in the Diocese have been accused of sexual abuse. This list is not intended to be an exclusive list of priests, clergy or other persons who may have committed sexual abuse:

Fr. Francis Bass
Fr. Thomas J. Feeney
James M. Janssen
Msgr. Drake R. Shafer
Fr. Herman V. Bongers
Fr. Theodore A. Geerts
Fr. James E. Leu
Bishop Lawrence D. Soens
Paul Deyo
Fr. Thomas E. Hackett
Fr. Frank Martinez
Fr. Richard J. Welsh
Fr. Martin J. Diamond
Fr. Joseph P. Hines
Fr. Carl H. Meinberg
William F. Wiebler
Priests of
the Benedictine Monks
Fr. Fidelis Forrester
Fr. Placidus Kieffer
Fr. Donald Redmond
Priests of the Redemptorist
Fr. Raymond Kalter
Priests of the Society of
the Precious Blood
Fr. Louis Telegdy
Franciscan Brothers of Christ
the King
Lay Brother Mark Quillen
Lay Brother Francis Skube
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