Fr. Meinrad Richard Chung, O.S.B.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Meinrad Richard Chung, O.S.B.

Ordained: 1982

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Dioceses in Colorado: Pueblo, Colorado Springs


  • 1983-1992: Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, CO (PBL)
  • 1985-1988: St. Joseph on the Rio Grande High School, Albuquerque, NM (SFE)
  • 1992: Died

Fr. Meinrad Richard Chung was ordained a priest of the Order of St. Benedict. In 1992, the Diocese of Colorado Springs received a report that Fr. Chung sexually abused a minor student at St. Mary High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fr. Chung reportedly worked at St. Mary High School for four years, beginning in 1988. After being confronted with the allegations, Fr. Chung committed suicide the following day. In 2004, a second survivor filed a civil lawsuit alleging Fr. Chung sexually abused him as a minor at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, Colorado, in approximately 1982.