Gerald Funcheon is back in the news

Crozier priest Father Jerry Funcheon, who is the subject of the first lawsuit filed under Hawaii’s civil window, is back in the news – this time because Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis church officials “forgot” to put him on a website that lists abusive clerics. Church documents show that Funcheon may have abused up to 50 boys.

Fr. Jerry Funcheon
Fr. Jerry Funcheon

NBC Minneapolis affiliate KARE posted this story yesterday, which chronicles much of Funcheon’s past, including the cover up of his actions by men like Fr. Kevin McDonough, the embattled former Vicar General of the Archdiocese. McDonough has been implicated in the cover up of numerous cases of abuse in Minnesota. He is also the brother of White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

Funcheon was a chaplain at Honolulu’s Damien Memorial School in the early 1980s.

3 thoughts on “Gerald Funcheon is back in the news

  1. Thank you for keeping things in the news and filling in the links, there are too many people who have turned a blind eye to the situation, and prefer to believe that things happened in places far away from where they are.

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