|Rev. Philip C. Keyes
Summary of Case: Keyes was convicted in 1993 of sexually assaulting a 10 year-old boy, and was accused in 1994 lawsuits of the sexual assault of another minor and of an adult male. Keyes was a priest of the Madison diocese until he left the Roman Catholic Church in 1979 to serve as a priest in an ultra-conservative independent Catholic church. He died in 1998.
Madison bishop was William Patrick O'Connor (1946-1967)
|1963||St. Paul's||Madison||WI||3/6, 3/7, 3/5, 3/8, 3/11||This was a chapel for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
|1963||1964||Holy Mother of Consolation||Oregon||WI||2/2||Parish had a school with 170 students.|
O'Connor was succeeded by Cletus Francis O'Donell (1967-1992)
|1968||1976||St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children||Jefferson||WI||Chaplain||This residential school served 370-353 "mentally retarded" children.|
|1976||1979||Absent on Leave||Keyes is not indexed beyond the 1979 Directory.|
|1979?||1993||St. Pius V||
• Keyes was convicted in April 1993 of sexually assaulting a ten-year-old boy. He was sentenced to one year in jail, during which time he was allowed to be released to go home to feed his cats.
• In 1994 Keyes was accused by a man in a lawsuit who claimed Keyes sexually abused him as a minor, while Keyes was a St. Pius V priest. St. Pius V Church and the Society of St. Pius X settled with the man, as well as with the boy he was convicted of sexually assaulting. The boy's father also received a settlement after alleging sexual assault by Keyes in a lawsuit.
Keyes left the diocese in 1976 and became a priest of an independent Catholic church,St. Pius V, in Mukwonago WI. The church was affiliated with the Society of St. Pius X, which rejects Vatican II reforms.
Keyes died in 1998.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1959-1979)
• Priest Convicted, Wisconsin State Journal, April 3, 1993