James Vedro

James Vedro

Date of birth: 12/15/1937

Date of ordination: 5/17/1965

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

Vedro’s assignment history:

  • Outside of Archdiocese, 1965-1982
  • St. Stephen, Anoka, 1982-1991
  • Various assignments in Archdiocese of Detroit 1991-2002, including:
    • Associate Pastor, St. Alphonsus, Dearborn
    • Associate Pastor, St. Cyprian, Riverview
    • Pastor, St. Joseph, Trenton

Diocese or religious order: Crosier Father and Brothers also known as Canons Regular of the Holy Cross

Date permanently removed from ministry: Faculties permanently removed in this archdiocese in 1991; left order in 2008

Current status: Deceased 4/13/2015

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