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…

March 16, 2016 – Statement Regarding Today’s Complaint and Hearing – Marfori

March 16, 2016 STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S COMPLAINT AND HEARING The Diocese of St. Cloud has been named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging that Father Antonio Marfori sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s while he was an instructor at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. The diocese is reviewing this complaint….

October 13, 2015 – Statement Regarding Recent Complaint – Marfori

October 13, 2015 STATEMENT REGARDING RECENT COMPLAINT The Diocese of St. Cloud has been named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging that Father Antonio Marfori sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s while he was a part-time instructor at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. The diocese is reviewing the complaint. After…

August 25, 2015 – Statement regarding today’s complaints – Rieder

August 25, 2015 STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S COMPLAINTS The Diocese of St. Cloud has been named in two civil lawsuits alleging that Father Donald Rieder sexually abused two minors in the 1960s while he was assigned at St. James Parish in Randall and St. Anne Parish in Kimball. The diocese has not yet had an opportunity…

July 17, 2015 – Statement on listening sessions

July 17, 2015 STATEMENT RE: LISTENING SESSIONS AND RECENT LAWSUITS Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud will hold a series of listening sessions in August following allegations of sexual abuse committed by three priests of the diocese. The Diocese of St. Cloud was recently notified of four civil lawsuits alleging abuse by…

January 23, 2015 – Diocese of St. Cloud Statement Regarding Court’s Summary Judgment

January 23, 2015 DIOCESE OF ST. CLOUD STATEMENT REGARDING COURT’S SUMMARY JUDGMENT The Diocese of St. Cloud received notice today of the Seventh Judicial District Court’s decision to dismiss a nuisance claim against the diocese in a case alleging sexual abuse by James Thoennes in the mid-1960s. “While I welcome today’s decision by the court,…

September 18, 2014 – Diocese of St. Cloud Statement Regarding Today’s Complaint

September 18, 2014 DIOCESE OF ST. CLOUD STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S COMPLAINT The Diocese of St. Cloud is among the defendants named in civil lawsuits alleging sexual abuse committed by Richard Eckroth and Cosmas Dahlheimer, monks of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville who also served in parishes within the Diocese of St. Cloud. The diocese has…