On October 7, 2014 the priest file of Father Robert Taylor was released to the public. Along with Taylor’s file, the files of thirteen other priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Winona were also released. The files were obtained as part of the Doe 1 v. Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona civil lawsuit filed in Ramsey County in May 2013. The lawsuit was made possible due to the Child Victims Act passed by the Minnesota legislature.
Father Robert H. Taylor was named by the Diocese of Winona in court documents filed on December 16, 2013 as a priest with credible allegations of child sexual abuse. The Diocese was court-ordered, along with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, to publicly disclose the list of priests who were part of the 2004 John Jay Charter Study.
According to the court documents filed by the Diocese of Winona on December 16, 2013, Father Robert Taylor worked at the following parishes:
August 13, 1957 – Saint John, Rochester, MN
August 30, 1960 – Saint Stanislaus, Winona, MN and Cotter High School, Winona, MN
June 16, 1961 – Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN
February, 1961 – Saint Mary’s College, Winona, MN
October 25, 1969 – Holy Cross, Dakota, MN
August 20, 1970 – Holy Cross, Dakota, MN and Precious Blood, LaMoille, MN
August 18, 1982 – Saint Pius X, Rochester, MN
October 4, 1984 – Saint Mary, Madelia, MN
June 5, 1985 – Holy Family, Lake Crystal, MN
August 1, 1985 – Saint Katherine, Truman, MN
August 16, 1990 – Saint Leo, Pipestone, MN and Saint Martin, Woodstock, MN
Ministerial Status: Suspended from ministry in February, 1995