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Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - Tennessee




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Anthony J. O'Connell was a teacher and then rector (principal) of the high school seminary, St. Thomas Aquinas Prepartory Seminary in Hannibal, MO, from 1963 to 1988, when he became first bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville, TN.  

Note the strong connection with the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Cardinal Bernard Law was appointed bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO, in 173.  Father Anthony J. O'Connell was rector (principal) of the high school seminary in Hannibal, MO, in the diocese of Jefferson City, MO, both in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.