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…

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…