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Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis releases additional list of names

On Oct. 23, 2014, the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota, released an additional list naming priests and brothers who have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors. Among those named are three former Crosiers: Roger Vaughn, Wendell Mohs and James Vedro. The Crosiers are unwavering in their commitment to ensure transparency and accountability. The Crosier Province is doing all that it can to protect the people whom the Order serves and assists victims in their healing. 

  • Former Crosier Roger Vaughn was removed from public ministry. He left the Crosier Order in 2000. 
  • The list incorrectly states that Wendell Mohs was a former priest; Wendell Mohs was never ordained. He was removed from work with minors. He left the Crosier Order in 1982.
  • Former Crosier James Vedro was removed from active ministry. He left the Crosier Order in 2004. The Crosiers are not aware of any claims of sexual abuse of a minor by James Vedro.  
Fr. Thomas Enneking, osc, prior provincial of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers stated, “It is difficult to effectively express our sorrow and grief to the victims alleging this abuse. The Crosiers do not tolerate sexual abuse of any kind, and we report all claims to the appropriate authorities. We have stringent policies and practices in place to do what we can to prevent sexual abuse. We are very concerned for the well-being of those who have been hurt because of sexual abuse by a Crosier.”
 
“We thank the victims for their courage to come forward and pray that any others find the strength to do so as well,” said Fr. Enneking, osc. 
 
Earlier this year, the Crosier Province publicly released an updated list of names of current, former and deceased Crosiers who had one or more credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The release of the updated list reflects the commitment of the Crosier Order to be transparent and accountable.
 
Anyone who wishes to report past abuse is encouraged to contact our Victim Assistance Line at 320-248-1563 or Prior Provincial Thomas Enneking, osc, at 602-443-7100. Other contact information may be found here.
 
You may find further information about the Crosier Misconduct Policy and the ways in which the Crosiers are dealing with misconduct by its members, including the results of the separate investigation conducted by the Minnesota-based law firm Faegre-Benson in 2002, in the Safe Environment section of this website.
 
 
Updated: 04-May-16