(Thomas) Gregory Manning: Clergy With Credible Claims Against Them Concerning Sexual Abuse of a Young Person

(Thomas) Gregory Manning


Father (Thomas) Gregory Manning was born in 1918 and ordained in 1944. The Diocese of Duluth included Fr. Manning on its official list of clergy members with credible allegations of child sexual abuse.

According to the Diocese of Duluth, Fr. Manning worked in the following location:

  • 1944 – 1946: Asst. Pastor, St. Joseph’s Church, Chisholm, MN
  • 1946 – 950: Asst. Pastor, St. John the Evangelist Church, Duluth, MN
  • 1950 – 1953: Pastor, St. Louis Church, Floodwood, MN
  • 1953 – 1957:  Pastor, St. John the Baptist Church, Biwabik, MN
  • 1957: Removed from ministry
  • 1957: Unknown
  • 1979: Died

Efforts to unseal the secret documents regarding clergy sexual abuse in the Diocese of Duluth began with the first lawsuit filed in June 2013. Since then, survivors have taken numerous actions to make the files public.

In October 2015, a jury verdict was handed down against the Diocese of Duluth in a child sexual abuse case in Ramsey County involving Fr. James Vincent Fitzgerald. Documents regarding Fr. Manning were introduced into evidence during the trial.

On December 7, 2015, the Diocese of Duluth filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

More information on the Diocese of Duluth bankruptcy can be found at:www.andersonadvocates.com/Bankruptcy