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Diocese of New Ulm Release Their List of 4 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors

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The Diocese of New Ulm released a list today of  4 priests accused of sexually abusing minors.   The release came without an real announcement and almost a year after the other Diocese in Minnesota.  It also wasn’t their list of the credibly accused that other Dioceses have released.  These lists have been hidden by the Diocese until now.  Along with the list, there was a October 2014 quote from Reverend John M. LeVoir, bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm.

The List

Fr. Dennis Becker

 

Was ordained in February 1962. His assignments included
the following:
• Church of St. James in Nassau, 1962
• Church of the Holy Rosary in North Mankato, 1962 – 1963
• Church of the Holy Trinity in Winsted, 1963 – 1966
• Church of St. Mary in Cottonwood, 1966 -1977 (offered one weekend Mass at the Campus
Religious Center at Southwest State University starting in 1976)
• Church of St. Isidore in Clarkfield, 1969 – 1977
• Church of St. Bridget in DeGraff, 1977
• Churches of St. Francis in Benson, St. Bridget in DeGraff, and Our Lady of the Visitation in
Danvers, 1978 – 1987
• Church of St. Anastasia in Hutchinson, 1987 – 1998
• Church of St. Patrick in Kandiyohi and the Church of St. Thomas More in Lake Lillian, 1998 – 2000.
Fr. Becker retired from active ministry on July 1, 2000.
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Was ordained in August 1945.
His assignments included the following:
• Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, 1945 – 1952
• Church of St. Francis in St. Croix Beach, 1952 – 1955
• Church of St. John Assumption in Faxon Township, 1955 – 1958
• Church of St. Paul in Walnut Grove, 1958 – 1963
• Church of St. Francis in Benson, 1963 – 1967
• Church of St. Mary in Willmar, 1967 – 1980
• Church of St. Gregory the Great in Lafayette, 1980 – 1993.
He also served as director of the diocesan San Lucas Mission Office and as director of
the Office of the Propagation of the Faith.
Fr.Roney retired from active ministry in 1993.
He died on Jan. 27, 2003.
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Fr. John M Murphy
Was ordained in June 1951.
His assignments included the following:
• Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, 1951 – 1957
• Church of St. Theresa in St. Paul, 1957
• Church of St. Willibrord in Gibbon, 1957 – 1963
• Church of St. John in Ortonville, 1963 – 1967
•Church of St. Joseph in Montevideo, 1967 – 1971
• Church of St. Catherine in Redwood Falls, 1971 – 1981
• Church of the Holy Rosary in North Mankato, 1981 – 1986
• Church of St. Raphael in Springfield, 1986 – 1989
• Church of St. Joseph in Lamberton, 1989
• Church of St. John in Appleton and the Church of St.Joseph in Holloway, 1989 – 1991.
Fr. Murphy retired from active ministry in 1991.
Between 1996 and 2000, he volunteered in ministry at the Church of St. John in Little Canada.
He died on April 30, 2001.
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Fr. Michael Skoblik

Was ordained in June 1939.
His assignments included the following:
• Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Montgomery, 1939 – 1946
• Church of St. Wenceslaus in New Prague, 1946
• Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Veseli, 1946 – 1947
• Church of the Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale, 1947 – 1948
• Church of St. Mary in Bechyn, 1948 – 1952
• Church of St. George in Glencoe, 1952 – 1965
• Church of St. Joseph in Silver Lake, 1965 – 1988.
Between March 1964 and August 1965 he served as superintendent of St. Pius X School in Glencoe.
Fr. Skoblik retired from active ministry in 1988.
He died on Nov. 22, 1989.

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.