November 12, 2018 – Additional Clergy Name Disclosure

November 12, 2018 ADDITIONAL CLERGY NAME DISCLOSURE Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has added the name of Bishop Harold Dimmerling to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors. Dimmerling was a priest of the Saint Cloud Diocese who later served as bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, from 1969…

August 22, 2018 – Re: Aug. 22 Anderson Press Conference

August 22, 2018 RE: AUG. 22 ANDERSON PRESS CONFERENCE The decision on whether to convene a statewide grand jury is for others to make. If one is convened, the Diocese of St. Cloud will fully cooperate. In 2016, the diocese provided all files and documents related to the sexual abuse of minors that were requested…

February 28, 2018 – Developments regarding claims against Diocese of St. Cloud

February 28, 2018 DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING CLAIMS AGAINST DIOCESE OF ST. CLOUD The Minnesota Child Victims Act, which lifted for three years the civil statute of limitations for allegations of past sexual abuse of minors, ended in May 2016. During that time, a total of 74 civil claims were made against the Diocese of St. Cloud….

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…