Media Advisory: Winona Diocese Names 14 Priests Credibly Accused of Abuse

Diocese of Winona Releases Secret List Containing Names of 14 Priests with Credible Abuse Allegations

Perpetrators Worked at 45 Parishes in 44 Cities in Southern Minnesota

(Saint Paul, MN) – At a news conference today in Rochester, sexual abuse attorney Mike Finnegan and former priest and advocate Patrick J. Wall, will respond to the court-ordered release of a list containing the names of 13 priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse by the Diocese of Winona.

“The release of this list makes our communities safer for children and we applaud the courageous survivors who stood up and spoke out to make sure this list was released. We are now one step closer to full transparency and accountability. ” — Attorney Mike Finnegan

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM (CST)

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Rochester
225 S. Broadway
Embassy Room
Rochester, MN 55904

Mike Finnegan, a sexual abuse attorney based in St. Paul, Minnesota has represented hundreds of sexual abuse survivors. Patrick J. Wall, former priest and monk is now a consultant and advocate for sexual abuse survivors.

Judge Van de North’s Order dated December 3, 2013, and the original Doe 1 complaint can be found on our website at