Jerry Foley

Jerry Foley

Date of birth: 1/15/1932

Date of ordination: 6/3/1961

Foley 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 Foley relating to any conduct that occurred in this archdiocese. Foley’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.

Foley’s assignment history:

  • Diocesan Catholic Social Service Association, Diocese of Crookston, 1960-1976
  • In residence, Newman Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1961-1963
  • Administrator, St. Dorothy, Dorothy, (Diocese of Crookston) 1962-1974
  • Pastor, St. Anne, Crookston, (Diocese of Crookston) 1974-1976
  • Executive Director, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, Des Moines, IA, 1976-1978
  • Pastor, St. Francis de Sales, Moorhead, (Diocese of Crookston) 1978-1983
  • Pastor, St. Cecilia, Barnesville, (Diocese of Crookston) 1978-1983
  • On leave of absence, 1983
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph Hospital, St. Paul 1984-1992
  • Chaplain, St. Paul Priory, St. Paul, approximately 1987-1992
  • Catholic Engaged Encounter/Marriage Ministries task force, early 1990s-2005
  • Retrouvaille Movement, 1988-2005
  • No assignment 1992-1993
  • Chaplain, St. Joseph’s Hospital/HealthEast, Inc. 1993-2005
  • United Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, unknown

Diocese or religious order: Diocese of Crookston

Date permanently removed from ministry: Faculties removed in 2005; laicized in 2006

Current status: Laicized

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