Fr. Clarence Schoeppner

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Named in 1994 suit. Accused of non-consensual sexual acts and physical abuse of girl in 1967 as part of “cleaning ritual.” Girl and her sister lived at St. Anthony’s Boys School, an orphanage run by Poor Sisters of St. Francis Seraph of the Perpetual Adoration. Retired 1980 and died prior to filing of suit in 1994. Schoeppner became vice-chancellor of archdiocese immediately after ordination and, later, chancellor.

Sources:  Carroll Daily Herald 03.20.37Carroll Daily Herald 10.05.37Santa Fe New Mexican 06.21.38Carroll Daily Herald 06.27.38St. Petersburg Times (Reuters) 08.13.94