James Nickel

James Nickel

Date of birth: November 1943 (deceased 2008)

Date of ordination: 1970

Nickel is a religious order priest who is alleged to have committed acts of sexual abuse of a minor outside of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. This archdiocese is not aware of any substantiated claim of sexual abuse of a minor asserted against Nickel relating to any conduct that occurred in this archdiocese. Nickel’s name has nevertheless been added to the archdiocese’s disclosure list in the interest of full transparency, to champion the Child Protection Protocols and Procedures first announced to the public on October 13, 2014 and to aid in healing for survivors who may reside in the archdiocese.

Nickel’s assignment history:

  • St. Mary, Minneiska, (Diocese of Winona) 1972
  • Damien Seminary, Winona, (Diocese of Winona) 1972
  • Assigned in Diocese of Fall River, MA
  • Assigned in Archdiocese of Nassau, Bahamas

Diocese or religious order: Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Current status: Died in 2008

Date the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis posted this individual’s name on a list of those with claims of substantiated abuse against them: October 23, 2014