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17 Names of Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse or Misconduct with Minors Publicly Released For the First Time Today

2/11/2015 8:27:00 AM
The names have been submitted in notice of claims to the 
Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis 

(St. Paul, MN) – The names of 17 clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis were released for the first time today. All clergy whose names were released have been identified in notice of claims submitted to the Archdiocese and its insurance carriers. A complete list of all clergy named in the notice of claims is available at www.andersonadvocates.com.

The names released today have never been made public before. The list of names includes the following clergy:

Joseph Baglio
John Jerome Boxleitner
Patrick William Coates
Leonard Cowley
Alphonsus Ferguson, S.S.C.
Thomas Gardner, O.F.M.
Jerry Grieman
Marvin Klaers
James Namie
Jerome Plourde, o.s.c.
Noel Shaughnessy, O.F.M.
Ladislaus Sledz
Emil Twardochleb, O.M.I.
Joseph Warnemunde
Harold Whittet
Karl M. Wittman
Vincent Worzalla
“Making this information known is another step towards transparency and is a testament to the courage of survivors.” – Attorney Jeff Anderson 

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Names of Clergy against whom Jeff Anderson & Associates have 
served lawsuits or notice of claims to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Thomas Adamson
Joseph Baglio
Br. Stephen Baker, T.O.R.
Michael Bik, O.S.B.
John Jerome Boxleitner
John Brown
Michael Charland, O.M.I.
Patrick William Coates
Eugene Corica (ordained as a T.O.R., but later incardinated into the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis)
Leonard Cowley
Cosmas Dahlheimer, O.S.B.
Gilbert DeSutter
Alphonsus Ferguson, S.S.C.
Br. Edmund Frost, O.P.
Gerald Funcheon, o.s.c.
Joseph Gallatin
Kenneth Gansmann, O.F.M.
Thomas Gardner, O.F.M.
Ralph Goniea, O.M.I.
Jerry (Gerald) Grieman
Gil (Gilbert) Gustafson 
Louis Heitzer
Rudolph Henrich
Francis Hoefgen, O.S.B.
Richard Jeub 
Dennis Kampa
Robert Kapoun
Michael Keating
Jerome Kern
Marvin Klaers
Michael Kolar
Lee Krautkremer
Ronan Liles, O.P.
Robert Loftus
James R. Murphy
James Namie 
Paul Palmitessa
Jerome Plourde, o.s.c.
Br. Raimond Rose, F.S.C.
Patrick Joseph Ryan
Noel Shaughnessy, O.F.M.
Ladislaus Sledz
James P. Stark
Thomas Stitts
Robert Thurner
Emil Twardochleb, O.M.I.
Joseph Wajda
Raymond Walter, C.Ss.R.
Joseph Warnemunde
Curtis Wehmeyer
Harold Whittet
Karl M. Wittman
Adalbert Wolski, T.O.R.
Vincent Worzalla
Francis Zachman, O.M.I.