Thomas Ericksen

Thomas Ericksen

Date of birth: 6/17/1947

Date of ordination: 1973

Ericksen 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 Ericksen relating to any conduct that occurred in this archdiocese. To the archdiocese’s knowledge, Ericksen never ministered or held any assignment within the Archdiocese. Ericksen’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.

Ericksen’s assignment history:

  • Various assignments within Diocese of Superior, WI, 1973-1983, including:
    • Hospital chaplain, Holy Cross Hospital, Merrill, WI, 1979-1982
    • Pastor, St. Peter, Winter, WI, 1982-1983

Diocese or religious order: Diocese of Superior, WI

Date permanently removed from ministry: 1988

Current status: Removed from priesthood 1988

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