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Crosiers Release Their List of 19 Priests Credibly Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors

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In what they called hope for ” healing, peace and comfort to the victims and their families”  the Crosier Province, headquartered in Phoenix released the names of 19  Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors.  The also included that there are two undisclosed names that are still under investigation.

The List

EIGHT CROSIERS PUBLICLY NAMED BY THE ORDER IN OCTOBER 2002

Neil Emon, osc
Date of birth: 11/20/1940
Date of ordination: 06/03/1967
Prior assignments:
Assistant Novice Master, Hastings, Neb., 1967–71
Prior, Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1971–74
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1974–80
Weekend priest/spiritual director, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1978–88
Pastor, St. Peter, St. Cloud, Minn., 1980–89
Parochial Vicar, St. Alfred’s Parish, Taylor, Mich., 1989–2000
Parish Assistance, Our Lady of Joy, Carefree, Ariz., 2000–2002
Prior, Crosier Community of Phoenix, 2000–2002
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: 5/28/2002
Current location: Phoenix, living under safety plan
Current status: Retired; no priestly faculties
Gabriel Guerrero, osc
Date of birth: 01/03/1935
Date of first profession: 03/19/1953
Prior assignments:
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1953–55
Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Syracuse, Ind., 1955–57
Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1957-–58
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1958–79
Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1979–1990
Crosier Community of New Rochelle, N.Y., 1990–2000
Crosier Community of Phoenix, 2000–present
Date removed from work with minors:1990
Current location: Phoenix, living under safety plan
Current status: Retired
Gregory Madigan, osc
Date of birth: 08/01/1935
Date of first profession:03/19/1956
Prior assignments:
Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1955–1958
Wawasee Prep, Syracuse, Ind., 1958–1960
Crosier Community of White Plains, N.Y., 1960–1961
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1961–1987
Sabbatical, 1988
Crosier Community of Chicago, 1988–1990
Crosier Community of New Rochelle, N.Y., 1990–2000
Crosier Community of Shoreview, Minn., 2000–2003
Crosier Community of Phoenix, Ariz., 2004–present
Date removed from work with minors: 1988
Current location: Phoenix, living on safety plan
Current status: Retired
Bruce Maxwell, osc
Date of birth: 12/11/1939
Date of ordination: 05/10/1975
Prior assignments:
Deacon, St. Columban’s Parish,
Birmingham, Mich., 1974–75
Mission Director, Hastings, Neb., 1975–82
Pastor, Sacred Heart, Kenesaw, Neb., 1977–82
Parochial Vicar, St. Cyprian’s, Riverview, Mich., 1983–84
Project Director, Archdiocesan Computer Development Program, Detroit, Mich., 1984–86
Weekend assistance, Archdiocese of Detroit, 1984–87
Superior, Crosier Community of Riverview, Mich., 1986–89
Director of Religious Services, Gabriel Richard High School, Riverview, Mich., 1986–89
Parochial Vicar, St. Cyprian’s, Riverview, Mich., 1987–89
Chaplain, U.S. Coast Guard, Petaluma, Calif., 1989–1992
Chaplain, Naval Support Unit, Manama, Bahrain, 1992–1994
Chaplain, Destroyer Squadron 8, Mayport, Fla., 1994–1996
Chaplain, Destroyer Squadron 14, Mayport, Fla. 1996
Chaplain, Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan, 1996–1998
Chaplain, Marine Corps Air Station, Jacksonville, N.C., 1998–2001
Chaplain, Marines, Okinawa, Japan, 2001–2002
Crosier Community of Phoenix, 2002-death
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: 9/9/2002
Current status: Deceased (02/17/2006)
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James Moeglein, osc
Date of birth: 01/05/1943
Date of ordination: 05/31/1970
Prior assignments:
Deacon, St. Mary’s, St. Cloud, Minn., Summer 1969–70
St. Mary’s Deaconate, Weekend Work, Ottoville, Ohio, 1969–70
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1970–88
Weekend priest/spiritual director, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1978-–88
Weekend assistance (Most often in parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis), 1970–1988
Prior, Crosier Community of Onamia, Minn., 1978–84
Weekend assistance, Maternity of Mary parish, St. Paul, Minn., 1988–89
Parochial Vicar, St. Cyprian’s Parish, Riverview, Mich., 1989–90
Prior, Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1990–1999
Crosier Community of Onamia, 2000–present
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: 6/1/2002
Current location: Onamia, living under safety plan
Current status: No priestly faculties
Thomas O’Brien
Date of birth: 10/29/1946
Date of ordination: 05/11/1974
Prior assignments:
Deacon/Teaching, Huntington, Ind., 1972–1973
Faculty/Dean of Students, Wawasee Prep, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1974–1975
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1975–1988
Crosier Community of Riverview, Mich., 1988–94
Teacher & Chaplain, Gabriel Richard High School, Riverview, Mich., 1989–1994
Provincial Econome, Shoreview, Minn., 1994–2001
General Econome, Rome, 1999–2007
Limited interaction with minors: 1989
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: 10/4/2002
Current location: Ohio
Current status: Dismissed 08/05/2008; no priestly faculties
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Richard Ohlemacher, osc
Date of birth: 03/10/1922
Date of ordination: 05/28/1955
Prior assignments:
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1956–59
Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Syracuse, Ind., 1959–75
Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception, Three Rivers, Mich. (with missions at St. Joseph in White Pigeon and St. Clare in Centreville), 1975–79
Crosier Ministry Center, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1979–82
Parochial Vicar, St. Michael, Plymouth, Ind., 1982–87
Parochial Vicar, St. Louis the King, Glendale, Ariz., 1987–92
Crosier Community of Phoenix, Ariz., 1990–death
Retired: 7/1/1992
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: 6/1/2002
Current status: Deceased (07/29/2005)
Justin Weger, osc
Date of birth: 04/21/1925
Date of ordination: 06/07/1952
Prior assignments:
Summer Assistance, Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Syracuse, Ind., 1953
Associate, St. Mathias, Fort Ripley, Minn., 1953–54
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1954–57
Pastor, St. Therese, Vineland, Minn., 1957–67
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1967-–72
Pastor, Prince of Glory Catholic Indian Church, Minneapolis, Minn., 1971–72
Crosier House of Studies, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1972–73
Social Services Consultant, Fort Wayne Housing Authority, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1973–74
Weekend assistance, Diocese of Gallup (New Mexico and Arizona), 1974–75
Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Church, Sells, Ariz., 1975–76
Director, Tribal Lodge, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., 1977–2002
Crosier Community of Phoenix, Ariz., 2002–death
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry:
Priestly faculties withdrawn 1976
Current status: Deceased (1/15/2005)

OTHER CROSIERS (CURRENT, FORMER AND DECEASED) WITH ONE OR MORE CREDIBLE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR

Timothy Conlon, osc
Date of birth: 03/23/1949
Date of ordination: 06/02/1979
Prior assignments:
Retreat Director, Ministry Center, Hastings Neb., 1979–85
Campus Ministry Director, Iona College, New Rochelle N.Y., 1985–92
Chaplain, St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York City, 1992–96
Pastor, St. Angela Merici Church, Bronx, N.Y., 1996–2000
Vicar for Ethnic Ministry, Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz., 2000–2006
Canonical Pastor, Sacred Heart, Phoenix, Ariz., 2003–2010
Administrator, St. John the Baptist, St. Johns, Ariz., 2011–January 2014
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: 1/25/2014
Current location: Arizona
Current status: No priestly faculties
Cornelius DeVenster, osc
Date of birth: 12/12/1907 (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Date of ordination: 01/08/1933
Prior assignments:
Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1934–47
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1947-–60
Crosier Community of White Plains, N.Y., 1960–68
Crosier Community of New Rochelle, N.Y., 1968–71
Crosier House of Studies, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1971–73
Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1971–73
Weekend assistance, St. Mary, Van Wert, Ohio, 1974–83
Weekend assistance, Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, 1983–88
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: Deceased at time of allegation
Current status: Deceased (12/25/88)
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Gerald Funcheon
Date of birth: 07/22/1938
Date of ordination: 05/22/1965
Prior assignments:
Teacher, St. Cecilia High School, Hastings, Neb., 1965–66
Teacher and Athletic Director, Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Syracuse, Ind., 1966–69
Graduate student/Weekend Pastoral Assistance, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., 1969–70
Assistant Pastor/Teacher, St. Odilia Church, Shoreview, Minn., 1970–73
Teacher/Prefect of Discipline, Wawasee Preparatory, Syracuse, Ind., 1973–75
Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1975–76
Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1975–76
Catholic Chaplain on Active Duty, United States Air Force, San Antonio, Texas, and Wilford
Hall Hospital, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, 1976–79
Teacher/Prefect of Discipline, Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1979–80
Teacher/Spiritual Director, Cathedral High School, St. Cloud, Minn., 1980–82
Teacher, Damien High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1982–84
Chaplain to Christian Brothers/Teacher, Palma High School, Salinas, Calif., 1984–85
Parochial Vicar, St. Stephen, Anoka, Minn., 1985–86
Teacher, Central Catholic High School, Lafayette, Ind., 1986–87
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: 4/1/1993
Status: Dispensed from vows on 6/25/1987; incardinated into Diocese of Lafayette-
in-Indiana on 7/31/1987
Current location: Missouri
Current status: No priestly faculties
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Eugene Hambrock, osc
Date of birth: 02/12/1926
Date of first profession:01/01/1947
Prior assignments:
Crosier House of Studies, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1947–54
Our Lady of the Lake, Syracuse, Ind., 1954–58
Crosier Community of White Plains, N.Y., 1958–62
Crosier Community of Fort Wayne, Ind., 1962–64
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1964–67
Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1967–72
Crosier Community of Fort Wayne, Ind., 1972–85
TEC, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1982–85
Crosier Community of Onamia, Minn., 1985–87
Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1987–death
Current status: Deceased (01/30/1999)
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Joseph Lendacky, osc
Date of birth: 06/14/1918
Date of ordination: 06/08/1945
Prior assignments:
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1946–48
Crosier Monastery, Hastings, Neb., 1949–50
Crosier Seminary and Community, Onamia, Minn., 1950–death
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry: Deceased at time of allegation
Current status: Deceased (05/31/1989)
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Ron Melancon
Date of birth: 3/15/1944
Date of first profession: 12/28/1972
Prior assignments:
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1972–75
Crosier Community of Fort Wayne, Ind., 1975–78
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1978–80
Date removed from work with minors: Was not a member of the Order at the time of allegation
Current location: Louisiana
Current status: Left the Order in 1980; dispensed from vows on 9/21/1989
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Wendell Mohs
Date of birth: 2/18/1952
Date of first profession: 8/21/1974
Prior assignments:
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1974–80
Weekend retreat staff, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1979–82
Pastoral Ministry, Epiphany parish, Coon Rapids, Minn., 1980–82
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1982
Date removed from work with minors: Was not a member of the Order at the time of allegation
Current location: Minnesota
Current status: Left the Order on 11/1/1982; dispensed from vows on 9/17/1987
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Michael Paquet
Date of birth: 04/01/1946
Date of ordination: 05/28/1978
Prior assignments:
Deacon Internship, St. Odilia Parish, Shoreview, Minn., 1977–78
Parochial Vicar, St. Odilia Parish, Shoreview, Minn., 1978–79
Ministry Center Retreat Director, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1979–85
Spirit Alive TEC Youth Minister/Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1983–85
Province Formation Director (Pre-Novitiate), Shoreview, Minn., 1985–87
Superior, Crosier Community of Shoreview, Shoreview, Minn., 1986–89
Weekend assistance, Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis (including Nativity of Mary, Bloomington, Minn.), 1985–87
Parochial Vicar, St. Odilia, Shoreview, Minn., 1987–89
Parochial Vicar/Administrator/Pastor, St. Stephen Parish, Anoka, Minn., 1989–2001
Sabbatical 2001–2002
Pre-Novitiate Residence, St Paul, Minn., 2002–11/18/2002
Exclaustration 11/18/2002–05/18/2004
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry:11/18/2002
Current location: Canada
Current status: Dismissed 09/16/2005
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Anton Schik, osc
Date of birth: 2/5/1915
Date of first profession: 1/4/1934
Prior assignments:
Crosier Seminary and Monastery, Onamia, Minn., 1932–48
Wawasee Prep, Syracuse, Ind., 1948–71 (his death)
Date removed from work with minors: Deceased at time of allegation
Current status: Deceased (12/22/1971)
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Urban Schmitt, osc
Date of birth: 07/19/1919
Date of ordination: 05/04/1949
Prior assignments:
Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent, Elkhart, Ind., 1950–53
Pastor, St. Ann, Doniphan, Neb., and St. Patrick, Highland, Neb., 1953–58
Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Syracuse, Ind., 1958–64
Pastor, Holy Family, Moose Lake, Minn., & Holy Trinity, Barnum, Minn., 1964–66
Parochial Vicar, St. Odilia, Shoreview, Minn., 1966-73
Pastor, St. Helena, Grafton, Neb., & St. Patrick, McCool Junction, Neb., 1973–1994
Weekend assistance, Diocese of Lincoln, 1994–1999 (including St. Michael, Albion, Neb., in 1996 and St. Francis of Assisi, Neligh, Neb., in 1997)
Administrator, St. Anthony, Cedar Rapids, Neb., and Mission of St. Mary, Primrose, Neb., 1997–98
Crosier Community of Hastings, Neb., 1998–death
Retired: 1994
Current status: Deceased (7/20/1999)
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Roger Vaughn
Date of birth: 06/16/1948
Date of ordination: 05/14/1977
Prior assignments:
Deacon, St. Cyprian, Riverview, Mich., 1976–77
Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minn., 1977–80
Weekend priest/spiritual director, Central Minnesota TEC Program, 1979–84
Parochial Vicar, St. Peter, St. Cloud, Minn., 1980–84
Parochial Vicar, St. Sabina, Chicago, Ill., 1984–87
Chaplain, Iona Grammar School, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1987–92
Campus ministry, College of Mt. St. Vincent, Bronx, N.Y., 1987–89
Campus ministry, Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y., 1989–93
Chaplain, Christian Brothers Residence, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1993–96
St. Elizabeth Ann Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Staten Island, N.Y., 1997–99
Director of Pastoral Care/Substance Abuse Counselor, Sisters of Charity Healthcare System, Staten Island, N.Y., 1999–2001
Date removed from ecclesiastical ministry:10/6/2000
Current location: New York
Current status: Dismissed 11/27/2001; no longer a member of the Roman Catholic Church

The names are now disclosed,  there are more lists that exist in Minnesota,  and there are many more names to find.

Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.

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