Fr. Cornelius Kelleher

Kelleher_Cornelius_source_smDate of birth: 9/9/1932

Date of ordination: 6/17/1956

Abuse History:

Native of Ireland. Kelleher retired 7/12 after spending his entire career in Duluth Diocese. The Diocese announced 10/13 that it had received a credible allegation [in 9/12?] that he had sexually abused a minor female during his time as pastor of St.Joseph Church in Chisholm from 1975 to 1986. His privileges as a retired priest were removed 10/12 and he was barred from all public ministry.

Source:  http://bishop-accountability.org/member/psearch.jspNorthlands News Center 10.06.13; Statement by Diocese of Duluth 10.06.13;WDIO 10.07.13; Duluth News Tribune 10.08.13;Irish Central 10.08.13;SNAP-MN Statement 10.08.13; Duluth News Tribune 10.09.13; News Tribune 10.15.13; Brainerd Dispatch 12.06.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.06.13;Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible 12.31.13; Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13;Northland News Center 12.31.13; Star Tribune 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14

Assignments in Diocese of Duluth:

  • Asst. Pastor: St. James Church, Duluth – 9/14/1956 – 9/16/1959
  • Asst. Pastor: St. Joseph’s Church, Crosby – 9/16/1959 – 9/22/1960
  • Asst. Pastor: Holy Family Church, Eveleth – 9/ 22/1960 – 9/24/1966
  • Pastor: St. Mary’s Church, Cook,
and Mission of St. Bridget in Greaney – 8/24/1966 – 9/9/1969
  • Pastor: Mission Gnesen – 9/9/1969 – 9/ 21/1970
  • Pastor: Mission Lakewood – 9/ 9/1969 – 9/ 21/1970
  • Pastor: St. Benedict’s Church, Duluth – 9/ 9/1969 – 6/17/1975 Pastor: St. Joseph’s Church, Chisholm – 6/17/1975 – 7/ 11/1986
  • Pastor: St. Andrew’s Church, Brainerd – 7/11/1986 – 7/16/1997
  • Pastor: St. Patrick’s Church, Hinckley and
St. Joseph’s Church, Beroun – 7/16/1997 – 7/11/ 2012

Retired: July 11, 2012

Source:  http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2013/11_12/2013_12_31_RomanCatholicDioceseofDuluth_ClergyWith.htm

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