2014 November

Nov 20, 2014: Crosier, Gerald Funcheon Documents

Two lawsuits were filed on behalf of five survivors on November 20, 2014 naming the Crosier Fathers & Brothers and former priest Gerald Funcheon. The sexual abuse was alleged to have occurred at St. Odilia’s Church in Shoreview, Minnesota and Palma High School in Salinas, California.


Funcheon is believed to have abused over 50 children during his time in the priesthood and worked in several parishes and schools throughout the nation, including Indiana, Minnesota, Florida, Hawaii, and California. In March 2014 the Crosier Order released the names of 19 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse. To date, the Crosiers have not rel

Nov 13, 2014: Donald Dummer Priest File Release: Vatican Embassy Informed of Dummer’s Possible Child Ponography

 Media AdvisoryNovember 13, 2014Vatican Embassy Informed of Priest’s Possible Child Pornography and Sent Three Videos in 2002Documents indicate possible child pornography destroyed by Fr. Kevin McDonough and Fr. Joseph HitpasDonald Dummer Documents Donald Dummer File Donald Dummer Timeline WHAT: At a news conference today, attorney Mike Finnegan and former priest and monk Patrick Wall will:• Release the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis priest file of Father Donald Dummer who was in possession of possible child pornography in 1997, 1998 and 2002.&nbsp…

Nov 10, 2014: Deficiencies in Chicago Archdiocese’s Document Release to be Revealed Tomorrow

Media AdvisoryNovember 10, 2014Chicago News Conference Tuesday, November 11, 2014Deficiencies in Archdiocese of Chicago Document Release to be Revealed TomorrowSurvivors’ Attorneys to Provide Complete Picture of Institutional Practices in the Handling of Child Sexual Abuse WHAT:  At a news conference on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Chicago, sexual abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman will:• Discuss the gaps and deficiencies in the documents recently released by the Archdiocese of Chicago pertaining to 36 priests accused of child sexual abuse. • Provide summ…