Rev. Daniel A. Budzynski

Summary of Case: Budzynski's name was on a list released in 2004 by the Milwaukee archdiocese of 43 priests with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of minors against them. He had been laicized by 2004.

Ordained: 1956

Retired: 1994


Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Milwaukee archbishop was Albert Gregory Meyer (1953-1958), followed by William Edward Cousins (1958-1977)



St. Helen's Milwaukee WI 3/3, 3/4, 2/3 Parish had a school with 461-474 students.
1961 1962 St. Mary's Menomonee Falls WI 3/3 Parish had a school with 814 students.
1962 1965 St. Hedwig's Milwaukee WI 2/2, 3/3 Parish had a school with 301-281 students.
1965 1966 St. Joseph's (Polish) West Allis WI 2/2 Parish had a school with 143 students.
1966 1969

St. Paul's (Polish)

Milwaukee WI 2/3, 2/2 Parish had a school with 520-426 students.
1969 1971 St. Casimir's (Polish) Milwaukee WI 2/3 Parish had a school with 307-272 students.
1971 1972 St. Bernadette's Milwaukee WI 2/2 Parish had a school with 312 students.
1972 1973 St. Peter Claver's Sheboygan WI 3/3 Parish had a school with 349 students.
1973 1974 Awaiting Assignment        
1974 1976 St. Joseph's Wauwatosa WI 3/3 Parish had a school with 323-308 students.


La Crosse bishop was Frederick William Freking (1964-1983)

1981? Newman Community UW-Eau Claire, Wisconsin State University Eau Claire WI 2/3, 3/3 The Milwaukee archdiocesan pages list Budzynski under "Other Assignments" in the 1977-1981 Directories. The 1981 Directory indexes and lists Budzynski twice, at the Newman Community UW in Eau Claire, Wisconsin State Univ., and as at Newman Parish in Stevens Point, WI.
1980 1982 Newman Parish Stevens Point WI 2/2  
1981 1982 Sick Leave       The 1982 Directory indexes and lists Budzynski in the Milwaukee archdiocesan pages as on Sick Leave, and indexes and lists him in the La Crosse diocesan pages as at Newman Parish in Stevens Point, WI.


Milwaukee archbishop was Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. (1977-2002)

1983 St. Patrick's

Whitewater WI 2/2  
1983 1984 Graduate Studies        
1984 1987 St. Louis' Caledonia WI 1/2 Parish had a school with 129-104 students.
1987 1992 St. Francis Convent Milwaukee WI Pastoral Minister  
1992 1994 Villa Clement Health Center West Allis WI   Villa Clement was a nursing facility.


Weakland was replaced by Timothy Michael Dolan (2002-2009)

2003 Retired St. Francis WI  

Budzynski is not indexed beyond the 2003 Directory.

Budzynski was on a list released by the archdiocese in 2004 of priests who had been removed from ministry due to substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of minors against them. He was noted then to have been laicized. (Milwaukee archdiocese July 9, 2004)


Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1957-2003)

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

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This assignment record was last updated on Feb. 21, 2011

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