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List of 7 Credibly Accused Oblate Priests Released

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Today a list of 7 Oblate priests with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors was released.  All of the seven named at some point were assigned  in Minnesota:


8/10/1908–Date of Birth
1931–St. Henry’s Seminary, Belleville, IL
1931–St. Peter’s Novitiate, Mission, TX
1933–Major Seminary, DeMazenod Scholasticate, San Antonio, TX
1939–Professor, St.Henry’s Seminary, Belleville, IL
1940–Vocation Director, St. Henry’s Seminary, Belleville, IL
1959–Chaplain, State Training School for Boys, Red Wing, MN
1961–Pastor, Immaculate Conception Church, Waubay, SD
1963–Pastor, St. Joseph’s Parish, Arkansaw, WI
1964–Pastor, Sacred Heart, Campus, IL
1971–Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Egg Harbor, WI
1972–Pastor, St. Anne’s Parish, Toluca, IL
1972–Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota, IL
1972–Pastor, St. Isidore, Bethany, IL
6/22/1945–Date of Birth
09/1959–Minor Seminary,Our Lady of the Ozarks, Carthage, MO
1963–Our Lady of the Ozarks College, Carthage, MO
1965–Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate, Godfrey, IL
1966–Our Lady of the Snows Scholasticate, Pass Christian, MS
09/1968–Oblate College of the Southwest, San Antonio, TX
8/21/1971–Ordained, Assumption Parish, Richfield, MN
4/5/1972–Full-time student, Oblate House of Studies/Creighton University, Omaha,Nebraska
1/1/1973–Associate Pastor, St. Louis Parish, Fond du Lac,WI
8/15/1973–Assistant Principal and Staff Counselor, St. Henry’s Prep Seminary, Belleville, IL
1/31/1977–Associate Campus Minister, St. Thomas College; Provincial House, St. Paul, MN
7/29/1977–St. Mary’s Church, St. Paul, MN
08/1977–Spiritual Director for the Teens Encounter Christ Program, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN
Also staffed weekends as Spiritual Director for Teens Encounter Christin Sparta, IL (Diocese of Belleville; Rainy River (International Falls, MN); River Bend (New Ulm Diocese); Agape, WI (Superior Diocese); and Fort Francis, Canada.
06/1981–Director of Campus Ministry, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
7/1/1984–Pastor, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Director of Catholic Campus Ministry,River Falls, WI; Pastor of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Big River, WI
12/8/19–Date of Birth
1941-43–College, St. Henry’s College, Belleville, IL
1943-44–Novitiate, St. Peter’s Novitiate, Mission, TX
1944–Major Seminary, San Antonio, TX
1951–St.Joseph’s Novitiate, Godfrey, IL; Assistant Chaplain, Alton State Hospital
1953–Treasurer & Assistant Director, Kings House of Retreats, Buffalo, MN
10/31/57–Pastor, St. Michael’s, Northome, MN;Effie Mission, Bigfork,MN
1961–Our Lady of Snows and Effie Mission,Bigfork, MN
1961–Director, Building of Kings House of Retreats, Henry, IL
8/9/63–Pastor, Holy Cross Church, Orr, MN
1964–Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Nett Lake, MN
1966–Tekakwitha Children’s Home, Sisseton, SD
8/1/68–Pastor, St. Michael’s Church,Northome, MN; Pastor and Indian Mission of Squaw Lake , MN
1969–St. Michael’s Community, St. Louis, MO
11/1/69–Pastor, St. Catherine’s Parish, Squaw Lake, MN with ministry for all Indians in the area, including Cass Lake
5/1/73 –Pastor, St. Catherine’s Parish, Squaw Lake, MN with ministry for all Indians in the area,
including Cass Lake; Pastor, St. Michael’s in Northome, MN, and mission in Pennington.
10/14/73–Pastor, St. Catherine’s Parish, Squaw Lake, MN; Pastor, St.Michael’s in Northome, MN; Pastor, Kelliher, MN
During his time in Squaw Lake, MN, Fitzgerald was sent to participate in a program run by Father Francis Garvey at the Willmar State Hospital in Willmar,Minnesota. While participating in the program, Fitzgerald worked at St. Thomas More Parish in Lake Lillian,MN in the Diocese of New Ulm.

12/11/79–Associate Pastor, Squaw Lake and Pennington, MN; Alcoholic Center, Kateri Catholic Mission, Squaw Lake, MN; Motor Chapel Ministry; Catechism Station at North Elementary

1/1/83–Pastor, St. Anne’s, Naytahwaush, MN and Elbow Lake, MN
8/10/86 – Sabbatical, Franciscan Renewal Program, Santa Barbara, CA
1/1/87–Pastor, St. William’s Parish, Gainesville, MO
5/4/89–Faculties, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL
1988–St. Henry’s Oblate Residence, Belleville, IL
1991–St. Patrick Parish, Calipatria, CA
1992–St. Henry’s, Belleville, IL
9/27/09–Died at Dammert Nursing Home, Belleville, IL
9/10/43–Date of Birth
8/1/71–Co-Pastor, St. Jean’s Parish/West End Catholic Parish,Principal, St. Jean’s School Duluth, MN
8/12/75 –Director, Tekakwitha Children’s Home, Sisseton , SD
8/29/79 –Associate Pastor, St. Casimir Parish, St. Paul, MN
1/82 to 5/82 –Sabbatical, Boston College, MA
6/1/82 –Pastor, Holy Guardian Angels Parish, St. Louis, MO
7/1/88 – Pastor,Precious Blood Parish, Chicago, IL
6/30/91 –One-year leave of absence from the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
(“Oblates”) begins.
1991-94– Teacher, Catholic grade school in Chicago during leave of absence
10/19/92 – Granted qualified exclaustration for one year; never returns to Oblates priesthood.
1994-97–Teacher, public school in Chicago, IL
9/8/2007–Officially dismissed fromthe Oblates.
6/17/1895 – Born, Radautz, Romania
2/2/1923–Ordained,St. Mary’s Province, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
9/8/1923–St. Joseph’s, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
9/9/1926–St. Mary’s, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
2/24/1930–Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, Canada
7/8/1931–St. Mary’s, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
4/20/1932–St. Charles Scholasticate, Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
6/24/1938–Tromping Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
4/27/1940–St. Charles Scholasticate, Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
7/1/1941–St. Henry’s College, Belleville,IL
1/3/1950–Assistant Pastor,Assumption Parish, Richfield,MN
5/10/1950–Pastor, Assumption Parish, Richfield,MN
8/10/1953–King’s House, Buffalo,MN
10/20/1953–Assistant Pastor, Assumption Parish, Richfield, MN
2/10/1955 –St. Joseph’s, Arkansaw,WI
6/22/1964– Organist, Our Lady of the Snows Shrine, Belleville, IL
8/5/1967– St. Martin’s, Geneseo, ND
1/1/1968–St. Patrick’s, McCook,NE
5/1/1969 –King’s House of Retreats, Henry,IL
10/19/1971–Retired, Madonna Towers, Rochester,MN
9/29/1975–Retired, Tekawitha Nursing Home, Sisseton, SD
1958-Ordained, Pass Christian, MS
1959 to 1960- Pastoral House, St. Paul, MN
1960 to 1964- Shrine/Our Lady of the Snows, Bellville, IL
1964 to 1966- St. Casimir’s Parish, St. Paul, MN
1966 to 1967- St. Michael’s Parish, Northome, MN
1967 to 1968- St. Thomas, International Falls, MN
1968 to 1969- Green Bay, WI
1969 to 1970- Grand Forks, ND
1972 – Sacred Heart, Wilton, MN
1973 to 1975 – Sacred Heart, Wilton, MN; Newman Center Chaplain, Bemidji State College
1976 – Chaplain, Bemidji State College; St. Philip’s, Bemidji, MN
1978 to 1979 – Chaplain, Bemidji State College
1985 – Ordained Diocesan priest
1985 to 1992 – Logan, IA
1992 to 1995 – Council Bluffs, IA
1995 to 1998 – Milo, IA
1971 to 1972- Vocation Department, St. Henry’s Seminary, Belleville, IL
1972 to 1973- Associate Pastor, St. John the Baptist Church, Green Bay, WI
1973 to 1977- Staff, St. Henry’s Seminary, Belleville, IL
1977 to 1982 – Associate Pastor, St. John the Baptist Church, Duck Creek, Howard, WI
1982 to 1983 – Preaching, King’s House of Retreats, Belleville, IL
1983 to 1990- Pastor, St. Casimir Parish, St. Paul, MN
1990 to 1998-Pastor, Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Alton, IL
1998 to 1999- Pastor, St. Leo the Great Parish/IHM Parish, Mansfield, MO
1999 to 2007- Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, International Falls, MN
2007 to 2012- In Residence, St. Henry’s Oblate Residence, Belleville, IL

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.