Archdiocese discloses 19 additional names of men accused of abuse

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis added 19 men Nov. 3 to a list of priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them.

“Eighteen of the men have been disclosed by their diocese or religious order based on alleged abuse outside of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, but had, at some point, served or spent time in this archdiocese,” according to a Nov. 3 statement from Tim O’Malley, director of the archdiocese’s Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment.

The other man, Father Vincent Worzalla, served in the archdiocese until his death in the early 1960s.

He was assigned to Holy Cross in Minneapolis from 1915 to 1951, and Holy Trinity in South St. Paul from 1951 to 1962.

According to the statement, Father Worzalla’s name is now being disclosed “based on recent interviews with victims/survivors who courageously came forward.”

The men who served or spent time in the archdiocese and were disclosed by other dioceses and orders are Cornelius DeVenster, OSC; John Gleason; Othmar Hohmann, OSB; Paul Kabat, OMI; Thomas Meyer, OMI; James Moeglein, OSC; Dunstan Moorse, OSB; Orville Munie, OMI; John Murphy; Thomas O’Brien, OSC; Michael Paquet, OSC; James Phillips, OSB; David Roney; Urban Schmitt, OSC; Michael Skoblik; Charles Stark; Emil Twardochleb, OMI; and Pirmin Wendt, OSB.

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