|Assignment Record – Rev. Francis J. Reynolds
Summary of Case: Reynolds was accused in a 1991 lawsuit of the sexual abuse of a girl from about 1972-1984, while he was pastor of a Buffalo, Minnesota parish. The girl was a parishioner and attended the parish school. He was permanently removed from ministry in 1987 and died in 1988.
Incardinated: St. Paul
Died: Feb. 13, 1988
St. Paul archbishop was John Gregory Murray (1931-1956), followed by William Otterwell Brady (1956-1961).
|1957||Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary||St. Paul||MN||2/2||Maternity of the BVM had a school with 504-600 students.|
Brady was succeeded by Leo Binz (1961-1975)
The St. Paul archdiocese was named the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1966.
|1964||St. Patrick's||St. Paul||MN||2/2||St. Patrick's had a school with 803-643 students.|
|1964||1966||Visitation||Minneapolis||MN||2/2||Visitation had a school with 609-539 students.|
|1966||1968||St. Margaret Mary's||Golden Valley||MN||2/3||St. Margaret Mary's had a school with 656-637 students.|
Binz was succeeded by John Robert Roach (1975-1995)
|1985||St. Francis Xavier's||
• Reynolds was accused in a 1991 lawsuit of having sexually abused a girl from about 1972-1984. The girl was a St. Francis parishioner and student.
|MN||1/1||St Francis Xavier's had a school with 190-126 students.|
|1985||1986||Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Bohemian)||Minneapolis||MN||1/1|
Reynolds lived at 5526 Oliver Ave., S. Minneapolis, MN from 1986-1987, then at 4300 W. River Pkwy., no 431, Minneapolis, MN.
Per the archdiocese, he was permanently removed from ministry in 1987.
Reynolds died Feb. 13, 1988
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1956-1989)
• Archdiocese Targeted in Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Abuse by 2 Priests, St. Paul Pioneer Press, December 06, 1991