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Diocese of Winona Release Their List of 14 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors

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The Diocese of Winona released a list today of 14 priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Up until a court order two weeks, these lists have been hidden. Along with the list the Bishop of Winona, Rev. John M. Quinn released a statement.

The List

Thirteen John Jay Study Priests

Thomas P. Adamson – Permanently removed from ministry in 1984; laicized 2009.

Assignment Record
Sylvester F. Brown - Deceased 2010.

Date of Ordination: May 31, 1956
Assignments:
August 16, 1956 – Saint Mary School, Owatonna, MN
August 22, 1961 – State School, Owatonna, MN
June 17, 1963 -Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN
June 17, 1963 – Saint Mary College, Winona, MN
June 8, 1966 -Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN
August 14,1969 – Saint Mary College, Winona, MN
July 1, 1971 – Saint Martin in Woodstock, Saint Mary, Lake Wilson, MN
July 11 , 1974 – Saints Peter and Paul, Blue Earth, MN and Our Lady of Mercy, Guckeen, MN
July7, 1981 – Pax Christi, Rochester, MN
June 30, 1989 -Immaculate Conception, Saint Clair, MN
November 1, 1989 – Saint Ann, Janesville, MN
November 18, 1992 – Saint Ann, Janesville, MN and Saint Clair, MN
June 28, 1995 – Saint Ann, Janesville, MN
July 1, 2000 – Saint Ann, Janesville, MN
December 31,2007 – Saint Ann, Janesville, MN and Saint Joseph, Waldorf, MN


Joseph C. Cashman – Permanently removed from ministry in 1992; laicization pending in Canonical Tribunal.

Date of Ordination: May 31, 1960
Assignments:
June 13, 1960 – Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, MN
August 20, 1963 – Saint John, Rochester, MN
August 20, 1963 – Lourdes High School, Rochester, MN
July 1, 1967 – Loyola High School, Mankato, MN
July 1, 1967 – Saint Joseph, Good Thunder, MN
June 24, 1970 – Lourdes High School, Rochester, MN
June 24, 1970 – Saint Margaret, Mantorville, MN
July 1, 1977 – Saint John the Baptist, Mankato, MN
July 2, 1985 – Saint Mary, Caledonia, MN

Ministerial Status: Ministerial privileges suspended September, 1992; laicization
pending in Canonical Tribunal.
Current Address: Dallas, TX


Louis G. Cook - Deceased 2004.

Date of Ordination: May 31, 1958
Assignments:
June 9, 1958 – Saint Mary’s, Winona, MN
June 19, 1962 – Saint John Vianney, Fairmont, MN
June 8, 1966 – Mater Dolorosa, Delavan, MN and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Easton, MN
August 1, 1969 – College of Saint Teresa, Winona, MN
June 24, 1970 – Queen of Angels, Austin, MN
October 15, 1970 – Holy Trinity, Litomysl, MN
July 22, 1976 – Crucifixion, LaCrescent, MN
July 9, 1982 – Holy Trinity, Rollingstone, MN and Immaculate Conception, Oak Ridge, MN
June 29, 1990 – Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint Charles, MN and Saint Aloysius , Elba, MN
June 29, 1996 – Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint Charles, MN and Saint Aloysius, Elba, MN
March 13, 2000 – Saint Augustine, Austin, MN


William D. Curtis - Deceased 2001.

Date of Ordination: May 3, 1947
Assignments :
September 1, 1947 – Saint Thomas Pro Cathedral, Winona, MN
September 1, 1947 – Newman Center, Winona, MN
September 1,1950 – Saint John, Rochester, MN
August 5, 1952 – May 15, 1953 – Saint Lawrence O’Toole. Fountain. MN & Saint Kilian, Wykoff, MN
April 2, 1956 – Saint Lawrence O’Toole, Fountain, MN and Saint Kilian, Wykoff, MN
October 30, 1958 – Saint Joseph, Jasper, MN
July 28, 1965 – Saint Peter, Hokah, MN
March 15, 1966 – Sacred Heart, Brewster, MN
March 15, 1966 – Worthington Junior College, Worthington, MN
August 21 , 1968 – Saint Theodore, Albert Lea, MN
January 28, 1976 – Saint Teresa, Mapleton, MN
June 28, 1984 – Saint Joseph, Good Thunder, MN


John R. Feiten - Deceased 2001.

Date of Ordination: June 6, 1948
Assignments :
1948-1 950 – Saint John, Rochester, MN
September 1950 -Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN
November 4, 1957- June 16, 1967 – Precious Blood, LaMoille, MN
June 28, 1973 – Saint Peter, Hokah, MN
July 11 , 1974 – Saint Pius X, Rochester, MN
August 18, 1982 – Saint Felix, Wabasha, MN
March 1, 1983 – Immaculate Conception, Kellogg, MN and Saint Joseph, Theilman, MN
October 1, 1988 – Immaculate Conception, Kellogg, MN and Saint Joseph, Theilman, MN.
December 1, 1988 – Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Wabasha, MN
June 29, 1990 – Sacred Heart, Hayfield, MN
June 29, 1994 – Saint Anne Hospice, Winona, MN
Ministerial Status: Retired from active ministry June, 2000.


Richard H. Hatch – Deceased 2005.

Date of Ordination: June 6, 1954
Assignments:
June 23, 1954 – Saint John Vianney, Fairmont, MN
June 21 , 1957 – Saint Leo, Pipestone, MN
August 30, 1960 – Saint James, Saint James, MN
June 19, 1962 – Saint Mary, Winona, MN
Ministerial Status: Voluntarily ceased ministerial duties and permanently left
Diocese of Winona in the 1960’s.


Ferdinand L. Kaiser - Deceased 1973.

Date of Ordination: June 5, 1937
Assignments:
July 8, 1937 – Saint Agnes, Kellogg, MN
March 2, 1938 -1941 – Saint Felix, Wabasha, MN
October 1941 – Saint John, Caledonia, MN
June 9, 1943 -1944 – Saints Peter and Paul, Blue Earth, MN
November 22, 1944 – Saint Mary, Geneva, MN and Assumption, Canton, MN
July, 1946 – Nativity of Blessed Virgin, Harmony, MN and Saint Mary, Preble, MN
December 3, 1952 – All Saints, New Richland, MN
April 15, 1967 – March 15, 1968 – Saint Jarlath, losco, MN
Ministerial Status: Voluntary resignation in March, 1968.


Jack L. Krough -Permanently removed from ministry in 2002; laicization pending in Canonical Tribunal.

Date of Ordination: May 21, 1976
Assignments:
June 11, 1976 – Saint Augustine, Austin, MN
June 11, 1976 – Pacelli High School, Austin, MN
June 23, 1980 – Cotter High School, Winona
July 2, 1985 – Saint Pius X, Rochester, MN
July 2, 1985 – Lourdes High School, Rochester, MN
June 29, 1990 – All Saints in New Richland, MN and Saint Joseph, Waldorf, MN
July 1, 1996 – Saint Edward, Austin, MN and Our Lady of Loretto, Brownsdale, MN
April 17, 1998 – Saint Francis of Assisi at Assisi Heights, Rochester, MN
Ministerial Status: Ministerial pril<ileges suspended in June of 2002 indefinitely; laicization
pending in Tribunal.
Current Address: Barron, WI


Michael J. Kuisle – Deceased 1971.

Date of Ordination: June 2, 1940
Assignments:
1940 -1943 – Saint Mary’s – Winona, MN
June 9, 1943 – Saint Francis, Rochester, MN
June 26, 1947 – Saint Joseph, Rushford, MN; also SI. Mary’s, Houston and SI. Patrick, Ridgeway, MN
July 15, 1954 – Saint Francis de Sales, Claremont, MN and West Concord, MN
July 26, 1956 – Saint Peter’s Church, Hokah, MN
July 28, 1965 – Church of the Crucifixion, La Crescent, MN
August 13, 1970 – Saint Bemard’s Church, Stewartville, MN
Ministerial Status: Voluntary resignation in September, 1971.


James W. Lennon -Deceased 2000.

Date of Ordination: May 27, 1965
Assignments:
July 15, 1965 – Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, MN
June 16, 1968 – Resurrection, Rochester, MN
June 29, 1972 – Saint Stanislaus, Winona, MN
June 29, 1972 – Cotter High School, Winona, MN
June 11, 1976 – Saint Mary, Minneiska, MN
December 1, 1976 – Saint Aloysius, Elba, MN
June 9, 1977 – Saint Anthony, Altura, MN and Saint Aloysius, Elba, MN
December 1, 1977 – Sacred Heart, Heron Lake, MN
June 15, 1978 – Saint James, Saint James, MN
June 23, 1983 – Saint Joachim, Plainview, MN
Ministerial Status: Voluntarily left active ministry in June, 1984.


Leland J. Smith – Permanently removed from ministry in 1994; laicization pending in Canonical Tribunal.

Date of Ordination: May 30, 1953
Assignments:
June 12, 1953 – Saints Peter and Paul, Blue Earth, MN
December 31 , 1954 – Saint John, Rochester, MN
August 17, 1955 – Saint Wenceslaus, Jackson, MN
August 30, 1960 – Saint Casimir, Wells, MN
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July 3, 1963 – Saint Rose of Lima, Avoca, MN and Saint Mary, Lake Wilson, MN
August 16, 1967 – Holy Trinity, Rollingstone, MN
August 16, 1967 – Immaculate Conception of Mary, Oak Ridge, MN
July 15, 1975 – Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint Charles, MN
June 23, 1983 – Saint Joseph, Rushford , MN and Saint Mary, Houston, MN
July 3, 1987 -Immaculate Conception, Wilson, MN
June 30, 1989 – Saint Joachim, Plainview, MN and Immaculate Conception, Kellogg, MN
July 1, 1991 – Saint Agnes, Kellogg , MN
Ministerial Status: Ministerial privileges indefinitely suspended since 1994.
Laicization pending in Canonical Tribunal.
Current Address: Winona, MN


Robert H. Taylor - Deceased 2012.

Date of Ordination: December 16, 1956
Assignments:
August 13, 1957 – Saint John, Rochester, MN
August 30, 1960 – Saint Stanislaus, Winona, MN
August 30, 1960 – Cotter High School, Winona, MN
June 16, 1961 – Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN
February, 1961 – Saint Mary’s College, Winona, MN
October 25, 1969 – Holy Cross, Dakota, MN
August 20, 1970 – Holy Cross, Dakota, MN and Precious Blood, LaMoille, MN
August 18, 1982 – Saint Pius X, Rochester, MN
October 4, 1984 – Saint Mary, Madelia, MN
June 5, 1985 – Holy Family, Lake Crystal, MN
August 1, 1985 – Saint Katherine, Truman, MN
August 16, 1990 – Saint Leo, Pipestone, MN and Saint Martin, Woodstock, MN
Ministerial Status: Suspended from ministry in February, 1995.
Priests Accused of Abuse after 2004

Leo Charles Koppala - Administrative leave pending outcome of criminal proceedings in Faribault County, MN.

Date of Ordination: April 29, 1994
Assignments:

September 28, 2008 – Entered this diocese from the Diocese of Nellore in India
October 2008 – Resurrection, Rochester, MN
August 1, 2009 – Saints Peter and Paul, Blue Earth, MN and Saint Mary, Winnebago, MN


Status: Placed on administrative leave in June, 2013 by Bishop Quinn pending outcome of criminal proceedings in Faribault County, MN.

The names are now disclosed, however 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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