Church’s List of Suspected Priests Incomplete 20 Dec 13

Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt released a church memo earlier this month containing the names of Catholic priests involved in sex abuse cases, but some are now alleging that it was an incomplete list.

MNN reports ex-priest Harry Walsh was on the list under the heading “priests with disputed claims or marginal behavior,” despite accusations that he sexually abused two children. He has since left the priesthood and is teaching sex education in Wright County.

Archbishop Nienstedt, who stepped down from public ministry earlier this week as he faces his own sex abuse allegations, said the memo was not meant to be an exhaustive list.