Fr. Dennis Puhl

Date of birth: 03/28/1947

Date of ordination: 6/15/1974

Abuse History:

Convicted 1980 of 4th degree sexual assault of boy 15. Received 21 mo. sentence (probated) and treatment. On sick leave 11/8/80. 1983 suit claimed the Diocese knew that he had received treatment in 1977 for sexual problems before abuse. He admitted in deposition that he had homosexual contacts with several youths in 1977 and that he received treatment then. Suit settled in 1984. Resigned from ministry & Diocese 7/15/86. Died 12/11/95. Named on 12/31/13 Duluth list of priests with credible allegations.

Source:  http://bishop-accountability.org/, United Press International 02.12.81; Associated Press 05.10.83; PR Newswire 05.10.83; National Law Journal 05.16.83; Star-Tribune 07.25.92; Diocese of Duluth List of Clergy With Credible Claims 12.31.13;Diocese of Duluth Statement by Bishop Sirba 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 12.31.13; Legal Examiner 12.31.13;Northlands News Center 12.31.13; Duluth News Tribune 01.01.14

Assignments in Diocese of Duluth:

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Co­pastor: Holy Spirit Church, Virginia – 7/1/1974 – 7/15/1978
  • Pastor: St. Casimir’s Church, Cloquet and mission at Cromwell – 7/15/1978 – 7/15/1979
  • Pastor: Mission at Saginaw – 7/15/1979 – 11/1/1980
  • Sick Leave: 11/1/1980

Died 12/11/1995

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

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