Rev. Michael G. Krejci

Summary of Case: Krejci "inappropriately touched" two teen-agers in 1979, admitting he had done so to the teens' parents within weeks of the incidents, and apologizing. He informed the Milwaukee archdiocese's Vicar for Clergy of the incidents in 1986 and again in 1994. Krejci sought treatment in 1991, and went to inpatient and out-patient treatment in 1994. In June 2002 Krejci told his parishioners of the 1979 incidents, and he was removed from ministry soon thereafter, when the U.S. bishops established a zero-tolerance policy toward clergy sexual abuse of minors. As of January 2011 he remained fully restricted from ministry.

Ordained
: 1978



   

Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes

1978

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

1985 Our Lady of Good Hope

Milwaukee

Krejci admitted in 2002 that he had "inappropriately touched" two teen-agers in 1979 while at this parish. He said he told the teens' parents within weeks after the incidents, and apologized.

WI 2/3, 3/3, 2/3 Parish had a school with 445-337 students.
1985 1994 St. Gall's Milwaukee WI 2/2, 1/1 Per the archdiocese, in 1986 Krejci informed the Vicar for Clergy of the 1979 incidents of his sexual abuse of two minors. In 1991 Krejci sought treatment.
1993 1994 St. Boniface Milwaukee WI   This assignment is per the Milwaukee archdiocese.
1994 1996 On Leave       In 1994 Krejci again told the VIcar for Clergy of the 1979 incidents, and then went to in-patient and out-patient treatment.
1996 1997         Krejci is not indexed in the 1997 Directory.
1997 1999

St. Anthony 's

Pewaukee WI 2/2 Parish had a school with 149-137 students, and a religious education program with 515-498 students.
1999 2002 St. Theresa's Eagle WI 1/1 Parish had a religious education program with 168-218 students.

2002

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

2003 On Leave      

Krejci is not indexed beyond the 2003 Directory.

Krejci admitted to his parishioners in June 2002 to having "inappropriately touched" two teen-agers in 1979.

Krejci was removed from active ministry the summer of 2002, after the U.S. bishops established a zero tolerance policy. Per the archdiocesan website he remained fully restricted from ministry in January 2011.

 

Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1979-2003)

Local Priests' Futures Hang in Balance As Bishops Meet, By Sam Lucero, Catholic Herald, June 13, 2002
2 More Priests to Be Removed, By Tom Heinen, Journal Sentinel Online, August 20, 2002
Eisenberg Commission Releases Final Report, By Sam Lucero, Milwaukee Catholic Herald, September 19, 2002
List of 43 Abusive Priests Released, By Tom Heinen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Wisconsin], July 10, 2004


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 March 20, 2012


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