Bernard “Barney” Francis McMeel

Bernard “Barney” Francis McMeel
Archdiocese of San Francisco, California
Bernard “Barney” Francis McMeel

Father Bernard Francis McMeel

Bernard Francis McMeel, also known as “Fr. Barney,” worked in AK 1955-78. He was accused in 2006 suit of abusing a child 1967-70 , ages 4-7. The suit claims he was transferred out of Alaska in 1978 after the order learned he had abused a child. He was assigned to the mission church on an Indian reservation in Great Falls, MT 1978 until his death on 1/6/94. The claims included in the 11/07 settlement with Jesuits. One pending claim shown in bankruptcy reorganization documents for Fairbanks diocese 1/25/10. On Great Falls-Billings list 8/21/18. On Jesuits West list 12/7/18. It notes sex abuse of a minor in 1977, reported in 1978.

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