September 18, 2014 – Statement Regarding James Thoennes

September 18, 2014 STATEMENT REGARDING JAMES THOENNES At a press conference in St. Paul today, a brief video excerpt from a deposition taken Sept. 9 from James Thoennes was shown. Thoennes, a priest of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, is included on a list of clergy in the diocese likely involved in the sexual abuse…

Bishop Kettler: Corrections to list of clergy involved in sexual abuse of minors

February 14, 2014 Henry Lutgen: Additional assignments inadvertently omitted: Assistant director Catholic Charities, St. Cloud; St. Columbkille, St. Wendel; Community Hospital and Pine Villa, Melrose; St. Mary, Melrose. Adelbert Wolski, TOR (Third Order Regular of St. Francis): Deceased, Jan. 3, 2012, Hollidaysburg, Pa. Please note that we list official assignments only. An individual priest may have also served in other…

Bishop Kettler: List of clergy likely to have abused minors

January 3, 2014 For immediate release……………  When I became Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, in November 2013, I immediately began connecting with people, familiarizing myself with policies, and reviewing important documents that I am responsible for as Bishop. Part of that process has involved reviewing files regarding claims of sexual abuse of minors…