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Wrong Thomas Brunner?

Thomas J. Brunner

Pastor

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

HQ Phone:  (513) 388-4466

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

7820 Beechmont Ave.

Cincinnati, Ohio,45255

United States

Company Description

Immaculate Heart of Mary School is a comprehensive private Catholic School for students from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Opened in 1954, IHM has provided thousands of students in the local community with an outstanding education, preparing them for succ... more

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Pastor

St. Patrick School


Resident Associate

St. John


Associate Pastor

Good Shepherd


Pastor

St. Patrick's Seminary


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History of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish - About Our Parish - Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Parish

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In 1988, Father Tom Brunner was welcomed as IHM's new pastor and Father Paul Friedrichs joined IHM as the associate pastor.
Fr. Tom Brunner expanded the capacity of the Parish School and oversaw a planning effort to build a new Parish Center including a gymnasium/auditorium and four meeting room/classrooms along with new school offices. He remained Pastor until June of 1995.


The Cincinnati Post

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• Thomas Brunner, former chaplain at Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading. Brunner is the last of five Cincinnati-area priests to be publicly named, Dan Andriacco, spokesman for the Cincinnati Archdiocese, said Wednesday.Brunner "chose to resign in anticipation of what was going to happen anyway," Andriacco said, adding that Brunner is likely to be formally placed on paid administrative leave after the review board meeting "as another step toward permanent removal." Brunner "chose to resign in anticipation of what was going to happen anyway," Andriacco said, adding that Brunner is likely to be formally placed on paid administrative leave after the review board meeting "as another step toward permanent removal." Ordained in 1974, Brunner left his job as chaplain of the all-girl Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading in 1985 after two female students "made accusations against Brunner which he did not deny," Andriacco said. Brunner received counseling and was deemed fit to be restored to the ministry, he said.Brunner was assigned to churches in Montgomery and Anderson Twp. after leaving the school. Brunner was under orders from the archdiocese not to be alone with children and to receive ongoing counseling, Andriacco said. Brunner received counseling and became pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson Township. In 1989, another woman told church officials that Brunner had abused her in the 1970s, but a psychological evaluation determined that the priest did not pose a threat and could continue as pastor, Andriacco said. The archdiocese received no complaints while Brunner was at Immaculate Heart or at St. Patrick's, where he became pastor in 1995.St. Patrick has a parochial elementary school. Brunner could not be reached for comment Wednesday.


Welcome To St. Patrick's Home Page

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Rev. Thomas J. BrunnerPastor


www.bishop-accountability.org

Assignment Record- Rev. Thomas J. Brunner
Summary of Case: Thomas J. Brunner was ordained for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1974. He assisted at parishes in Reading, Deer Park and Montgomery, then held the position of pastor at parishes in Anderson Township and Troy. For many years he was also a religion teacher, music minister and chaplain at Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading. In 1985 two girls, who were Mount Notre Dame students, told their principal that Brunner had sexually abused them. He did not deny the allegations. His assignment at the school was terminated and he was sent by the archdiocese to counseling. He was allowed to continue in parish ministry. In 1989 a woman told the archdiocese that Brunner had sexually abused her when she was a high school student in the 1970s. He was sent for a psychological evaluation and again allowed to stay in ministry. In September 2003 Brunner resigned from his long-time position as pastor of St. Patrick's in Troy in anticipation of his impending removal per recommendation of the Archdiocese's review board. He was on paid leave until laicized by the Vatican in March 2006.


Thomas Brunner Laicized

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THOMAS BRUNNER LAICIZED
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has informed the Archdiocese of Cincinnati that Thomas Brunner’s petition for laicization from the priesthood was approved by Pope Benedict XVI. A letter to Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk grants the laicization. Laicization means a priest is permanently stripped of all clerical functions and privileges. In September 2003, Brunner was removed as pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Troy because of new church law which stated that a priest who has offended against a child may not continue in ministry. Since that time, he has been on administrative leave from the archdiocese, barred from functioning as a priest. The principal of Mt. Notre Dame High School, where Brunner was then chaplain, had reported to the Archdiocese in 1985 that two students made accusations against Brunner which he did not deny. He left the school and received counseling. In 1989, a young woman reported to the Archdiocese that Brunner had abused her in the 1970s. He received a psychological evaluation which stated that he would be able to function in his role as a pastor. In November 2003, two former students at Mt. Notre Dame High School filed a lawsuit against the archdiocese and Brunner in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, accusing him of molesting them when they were high school students and seeking individual damages in excess of $1 million. The case was dismissed but remains pending on appeal in the Ohio Supreme Court. Only the Vatican can laicize a Catholic priest. Several other cases involving Catholic priests from the Cincinnati archdiocese are awaiting decisions by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. When laicization is imposed, rather than requested, it is sometimes called "defrocking. In Brunner’s case, he requested the laicization by signing the documents sent to Rome. Brunner was ordained to the priesthood in 1974. While on the faculty of Mt. Notre Dame High School, he served as associate pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Reading (1974); resident associate at St. John the Evangelist, Deer Park (1978); and associate pastor at Good Shepherd, Montgomery (1983). After leaving Mt. Notre Dame he became full-time associate pastor at Good Shepherd, Montgomery, in 1985, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson Township in 1988, and pastor of St. Patrick in Troy, 1995. Archbishop Pilarczyk again wishes to apologize to those harmed by Brunner. He urges anyone who was abused as a child by a priest or any other representative of the Archdiocese, or knows someone who was, to report the abuse immediately to the secular legal authorities and to the Archdiocese’s Victim Assistance Coordinator, Sister Mary Garke, at (513) 421-3131 or 1 (800) 686-2724.


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