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Winona Diocese Lists 14 Priests Accused Of Abusing Minors



The Catholic Diocese of Winona is admitting that 14 priests who served in the diocese have been formally accused of sexually abusing minors.

Nine of the priests on the Winona list are dead. None of the surviving five are still actively employed as priests. One actually was removed from the priesthood four years ago, and is now being sued by a man who claims the former priest abused him in the 1970’s. The names were released by the diocese at the request of a group representing victims of clergy abuse.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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