Fr. Ralph Goniea, OMI

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Date of birth: 12/23/1937

Date of ordination: 1963

Religious Order: Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Abuse History:

On 12/31/13, the Diocese released its list of 17 clergy, including Goniea, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving in the Diocese and another five who had been accused while residing in the diocese at some time. Served as Asst Pastor of St. Jean’s in Duluth from 9/1/65 – 12/22/66. He was no longer working in the Diocese when the allegation was received. No comments on what Order did or when complaint received.

Source:  http://bishop-accountability.orgNorthlands 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

Assignment in Diocese of Duluth:

  • Asst. Pastor: St. Jean’s, Duluth – 9/1/1965 – 12/22/1966

Died 3/24/2003