Rev. Eugene T. Kreuzer

Summary of Case: Kreuzer acknowledged in 2004 that he had sexually abused a minor during his first assignment as a priest thirty years previously. Records show that he went on sick leave in Oct. 1969. Kreuzer was restricted from ministry after the 2004 disclosure. He died some time before 2007.

Ordained
: 1952
Retired: 1992

   

Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes

1952

Milwaukee archbishop was Moses Elias Kiley (1940-1953), followed by Albert Gregory Meyer (1953-1958), who was succeeded by William Edward Cousins (1958-1977)

1971 St. Anthony's (German)

Milwaukee

Kreuzer acknowledged in 2004 that he sexually abused a minor during his time at St. Anthony's. (Catholic Herald
June 10, 2004)

WI 3/3, 2/3, 2/2

Parish had a school with 501-210 students.

Church records show that Kreuzer went on sick leave in Oct. 1969.

1971

Cousins was replaced by Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. (1977-2002).

1992 St. John the Baptist Paris WI 1/1 Parish had a school with 115-63 students
1992 1994 Retired Salem WI   Address given is 8161 N. Riverside Dr.

1994

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

2003 Retired Kansasville WI  

Address given is 21618 Plank Rd.

Kreuzer is not indexed beyond the 2003 Directory. He was restricted from ministry in 2004 when it became known that he had sexually abused a minor thirty years earlier.

Kreuzer died May 16, 2007 (Tributes.com
No Date)

 

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1953-2004)



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 April 28, 2011


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