Stephen Toporowitz: Clergy With Credible Claims Against Them Concerning Sexual Abuse of a Young Person

Stephen Toporowitz


Father Stephen Toporowitz, DOB 05/13/1914, served in the Diocese of Duluth. He was ordained in 1941. According to the Diocese of Duluth, Father Toporowitz has been credibly accused of child sexual abuse. The Diocese of Duluth has included Father Toporowitz on its official list of clergy members who have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

According to the Diocese of Duluth, the following summarizes the Diocese of Duluth locations at which Father Toporowitz served, as well as his status:

Cleric’s prior assignments in diocese:

  • 1941: Asst. Pastor: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Duluth
  • 1941 – 1944: Pastor: St. Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Duluth
  • 1944 – 1964: Pastor: Willow River and Split Rock
  • 1964 – 1965: Pastor: St. Joseph’s Church, Deerwood and mission of Our Lady of Fatima, Garrison
  • 1965 – 1966: Chaplain: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Brainerd
  • 1966 – 1969: Pastor: St. John’s Church, Virginia
  • 1969: Died

Diocese or religious order: Diocesan Priest

Date removed from ministry: Deceased at time of allegation

Current location: Deceased

Current status: Died 6/16/1969