February 14, 2018 – News release: Diocese of St. Cloud

February 14, 2018 UPDATED STATEMENT RE: FATHER ANTHONY OELRICH Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has been notified by the St. Cloud Police Department that Father Anthony Oelrich, a priest of the diocese, was arrested Feb. 13 following an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct involving an adult woman. Bishop Kettler has removed…

February 13, 2018 – News release: Diocese of St. Cloud

February 13, 2018 STATEMENT RE: FATHER ANTHONY OELRICH Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has been notified by the St. Cloud Police Department that Father Anthony Oelrich, a priest of the diocese, was arrested Feb. 13 following an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct involving an adult woman. Bishop Kettler has placed Father…

February 9, 2018 – News release: Diocese of St. Cloud

February 9, 2018 LISTENING SESSION SCHEDULED FOR COLD SPRING Bishop Donald Kettler will hold a listening session at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, at St. Boniface Church in Cold Spring. The session follows the bishop’s recent placement of two Benedictine priests — Casimir Plakut and Augustine John Strub — on the list of clergy likely to…

January 12, 2018 – News release: Diocese of St. Cloud

January 12, 2018 STATEMENT RE: ADDITIONAL PRIEST NAME DISCLOSURE Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has added an additional name to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors. Father Antonio Marfori was ordained Oct. 7, 1978, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. He served the following assignments: part-time associate,…

November 14, 2017 – Additional priest name disclosures

November 14, 2017 STATEMENT RE: ADDITIONAL PRIEST NAME DISCLOSURES Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has added two names to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors. The two men were religious order priests added by St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville to its list of men “likely to have offended…

February 9, 2017 – Dates set for Listening Sessions and Service of Healing

  February 9, 2017 DATES SET FOR LISTENING SESSIONS AND SERVICE OF HEALING Bishop Donald Kettler and other members of a diocesan response team will hold listening sessions at 11 sites around the Diocese of St. Cloud as a result of claims of alleged sexual misconduct by clergy who served in various parishes in the…

May 23, 2016 – Statement regarding claims under the Minnesota Child Victims Act

  May 23, 2016 STATEMENT RE: CLAIMS UNDER THE MINNESOTA CHILD VICTIMS ACT The Diocese of Saint Cloud is in the process of reviewing claims made against it that allege past sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy and religious orders who served in the diocese. The Minnesota Child Victims Act, which temporarily…

May 10, 2016 – Statement Regarding Fr. Gregory Poser, OSC

May 10, 2016 STATEMENT REGARDING FATHER GREGORY POSER, OSC Bishop Donald Kettler has been notified that Crosier Father Gregory Poser has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1970s when he was serving at St. Odilia Church in Shoreview, Minnesota. St. Odilia is in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which immediately…