Rev. Roger W. Schneider

Summary of Case: Schneider's name appeared on the Milwaukee archdiocese's 2004 list of priests fully restricted from ministry because of credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. He had "left priestly ministry" by then, and sometime before 2007 was laicized.

: 1958


Start Stop Parish Town/Accusations State Position Notes


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

1965 St. Bernard's Wauwatosa WI 3/3, 3/4, 2/3 St. Bernard's had a school with 401-465 students.
1965 1966 St. Aloysius West Allis WI 3/4

Parish had a school with 928-524 students.

Schneider is indexed but not listed as at St. Aloysius in the Milwaukee archdiocesan pages of the 1967-1971 Directories. He is not indexed at all beyond the 1971 Directory. The Milwaukee archdiocese website shows him to have been at St. Aloysius 1965-1966 only.

1966 1971 St. Francis Seminary Milwaukee WI   This assignment is per the Milwaukee archdiocese website. Schneider has been laicized.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1959-1971)

Milwaukee archdiocese statement, July 9, 2004
List of 43 Abusive Priests Released, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Wisconsin], July 10, 2004
Restricted Diocesan Priests, Milwaukee archdiocese, Updated: November 26, 2007
Schneider assignment history, Milwaukee archdiocese website
Archdiocese of Milwaukee List of Clergy Offenders, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, March 3, 2012

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This assignment record was last updated on March 20, 2012