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Priest worked at many Iowa parishes before abuse admission

October 31, 2018

The Rev. Jerome Coyle worked at numerous parishes in Iowa before he admitted to sexually abusing dozens of boys in 1986. Here’s a look at his assignments:

— 1959: chaplain, Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars

— 1959-1963: faculty member, Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City

— 1963-1964: assistant pastor, Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City

— 1964-1966: assistant pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish in Sioux City

— 1966-1970: pastor, Visitation Parish in Maryhill

— 1970-1972: pastor, St. Margaret Parish in Rolfe

— 1972-1974: pastor, St. Mary Parish in Armstrong

— 1974-1977: pastor, Holy Angels Parish in Roselle

— 1977-1978: pastor, St. Brigid Parish in Grand Junction (also working in Paton)

— 1978-1986: pastor, St. Cecilia Parish in Sanborn (also working in Hartley)

Source: Diocese of Sioux City

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