Rev. Gerald P. Vosen
Accused 9/18/03 by woman at state SOL hearing of sexually abusing her brother at age 14 in early 1970s. Brother denied allegation. Vosen was removed. Review board assessed at least 3 allegations and unanimously recommended 2/15/04 leave. In 5/04 Vosen sued man who alleged fondling and anal rape by Vosen in 1989-91 at age 11-12. Jury rejected defamation claim 8/4/05; found abuse claim substantiated. Church tribunal of 3 judges ruled against Vosen in 8/07. Vosen appealed to Rome.
Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1962-2007). See also Wisconsin State Journal 9.22.03; Capital Times 9.22.03; Wisconsin State Journal 9.24.03; Wisconsin State Journal 11.29.03; Wisconsin State Journal 12.20.03; Wisconsin State Journal 2.16.04; Capital Times 5.14.04; Capital Times 5.06.05; Baraboo News Republic 7.28.05; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (AP) 7.31.05; Capital Times 8.01.05; Janesville Gazette 8.02.05; Janesville Gazette 8.03.05; Janesville Gazette 8.04.05; Associated Press 8.04.05; Janesville Gazette 9.08.05; Case Report: Vosen v. Doe 10.17.05; Baraboo News Republic 10.18.08; Baraboo News Republic 10.21.08; Gazette 11.8.08.
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.
Note: The Official Catholic Directory aims to report the whereabouts of Catholic priests in the United States on January 1 of the Directory's publication year. Our working assumption is that a priest listed in the Directory for a given year was at the same assignment for part of the previous year as well. However, Kenedy & Sons will sometimes accept updates well into the year of publication. Diocesan clergy records are rarely available to correct this information. The Directory is also sometimes misleading or wrong. We have tried to create an accurate assignment record, given the source materials and their limitations. Assignment records are a work in progress and we are always improving the records that we post. Please email us with new information and corrections.
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