James Porter

James Porter

Date of birth: 1/2/1935 (Deceased 2005)

Date of ordination: 4/2/1960

Porter is a former priest of another diocese 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 Porter relating to any conduct that occurred in this archdiocese. To the archdiocese’s knowledge, Porter never ministered or held any assignment within the archdiocese. Porter’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.

Porter’s assignment history:

  • Assignments in Diocese of Fall River, MA, 1960-1967
  • Worked at parishes in Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, 1967-1969
  • Assistant Priest: St. Philip, Bemidji, (Diocese of Crookston) 1969-70

Diocese or religious order: Diocese of Fall River, MA

Date permanently removed from ministry: Suspended in 1970, laicized in 1974

Current status: Died in 2005

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