|Assignment Record - Rev. Walter G. Craig
Summary of Case: The diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau announced in January 2013 that Craig was credibly accused of having sexually abused a boy in the mid-1960s at a New Madrid parish. Craig died in 1971.
Incardinated: St. Louis archdiocese/Springfield-Cape Girardeau
St. Louis archbishop was John Joseph Glennon (1903-1946)
|Our Lady of Lourdes||St. Louis||MO|
Glennon was succeeded by Joseph Elmer Ritter (1946-1967)
|1949||1954||St. Matthew||St. Louis||MO|
The St. Louis archdiocese split and the diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau was established July 2, 1956. Its first bishop was Charles Herman Helmsing (1956-1962). He was replaced by Ignatius Jerome Strecker (1962-1969).
• The Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese announced in Jan. 2013 that Craig was credibly accused of having sexually abused a boy in the mid-1960s, at this parish.
William Wakefield Baum succeeded Strecker as Springfield-Cape Girardeau bishop (1970-1973)
|1971||St. Lawrence||New Hamburg||MO||pastor||Craig died in 1971.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, )
• Rev. Walter Craig is Transferred, The Southeast Missourian, Dec. 10, 1948