Fr. Gordon J. Buckley: Credibly Accused Of Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

Fr. Gordon J. Buckley

Ordained: 1953

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in Colorado: Pueblo


  • 1954-1955: St. Patrick’s, La Junta, CO (PBL)
  • 1956: Absent on Leave (PBL)
  • 1957: Holy Trinity Church, Trinidad, CO (PBL); San Isidore Mission, Trinidad, CO (PBL); Mt. San Raphael Hospital, Trinidad, CO (PBL)
  • 1958-1959: St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, CO (PBL); Sacred Heart Cathedral, Pueblo, CO (PBL)
  • 1959-1960: Ss. Peter and Paul, Glencoe, MN (NU)
  • 1960: St. Mary, Seaforth, MN (NU); St. Mary, Bird Island, MN (NU); Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Taunton, MN (NU)
  • 1960-1961: St. Mary’s Church, Cottonwood, MN (NU)
  • 1961-1963: St. Isidore, Clarkfield, MN (NU)
  • 1963-1969: St. Andrew, Granite Falls, MN (NU); St. James, Dawson, MN (NU)
  • 1969-1975: St. Michael, Milroy, MN (NU)
  • 1975-1978: Retired, St. Michael’s, Milroy, MN (NU)
  • 1978-1985: Retired (NU)
  • 1985: Died

Fr. Gordon Buckley was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Pueblo. In 2016, Fr. Buckley was included on the Diocese of New Ulm’s “Disclosures of Names of Priests Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” in the section “These Men Have Been Identified as having Credible Accusations of Abuse against Them Related to Incidents Reported to Have Occurred within the Diocese of New Ulm.” Fr. Buckley allegedly sexually abused a minor child in Granite Falls, Minnesota, in approximately the 1960s. Fr. Buckley’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1979 until his death in 1985 are unknown.