Father James Vedro was ordained in 1965 as a priest of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers religious order. Father Vedro’s name was added to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis’s list of clerics with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors on October 23, 2014.
Father Vedro is alleged to have abused another Crosier priest, Wendell Mohs from 1964-1965. In 1984, Father Vedro played a role in the transfer of another admitted child molester, Gerald Funcheon, from Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu, Hawaii to Palma High School in Salinas, California. Father Vedro counseled Father Funcheon after the parent of a Damien student reported Funcheon for sexual abusing their son in 1984.
Father Vedro is alive and living in Murrieta, California.
Father James Vedro worked in the following locations:
· 1982-1991 – St. Stephen’s, Anoka
· 1991 – Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis permanently removes Vedro’s faculties
· 1991-2002 – Archdiocese of Detroit parishes including St. Alphonsus, Dearborn; St. Cyprian, Riverview; and St. Joseph, Trenton.
· 2004 – Vedro left the Crosier Order