|Rev. Laurin J. Wenig
Summary of Case: Wenig was removed from active ministry in February 2011 after a man reported to the Milwaukee archdiocese's victims' assistance program that Wenig had sexually abused him when he was a 12 or 13 year old boy in the mid-1970s. Wenig denied the allegations. There may be other accusations against him as well.
Milwaukee archbishop was William Edward Cousins (1958-1977)
• A man reported to the archdiocese's victims' assistance program in February 2011 that Wenig sexually abused him as a child, when Wenig served at St. Nicholas, and the man was a student at the parish school. The accuser said the abuse happened when he was 12 or 13 years old, in the church and at an area athletic facility.
|WI||3/3, 2/2||Parish had a school with 439-447 students.|
Cousins was succeeded by Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B. (1977-2002)
|1985||De Sales Prep. Seminary High School/Call to Ministry Program||Milwaukee||WI||Spiritual Counselor 1975-1977, Director of Formation 1977-1979, Director 1979-1980, Rector 1980-1985, faculty member||This minor seminary had 145-48 students.|
|1982||1985||Dominican High School||Whitefish Bay||WI||School had 859-803 students.|
|1985||1990||Graduate Studies, St. Francis Seminary||Milwaukee||WI|
|1990||1997||St. Matthew's||Neosho||WI||1/1||Parish had a religious education program with 260-139 students.|
|1990||1997||St. Mary's||Woodland||WI||1/1||This was a mission of St. Matthew's until 1996. St. Mary's had a religious education program 1996-1997 with 224 students.|
|1992||1995||Sacred Heart School of Theology||Hales Corners||WI||part time faculty member|
|1998||1999||Sacred Heart School of Theology||Hales Corners||WI||part time faculty member|
Timothy Michael Dolan replaced Weakland (2002-2009)
|2008||Holy Family||Whitefish Bay||WI||1/2, 1/1||Parish had a school with 216-292 students, and a religious education program with 491-376 students.|
|2008||2009||Wenig is not indexed in the 2009 Directory, nor is he listed in the Milwaukee archdiocesan pages at his previous or subsequent assignments.|
Jerome Edward Listecki succeeded Weakland (2009-)
|2011||St. Mary's Visitation||Elm Grove||WI||1/1||
Parish had a school with 328 students, and a religious education program with 215 students.
Wenig was removed from active ministry in February 2011 due to an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the 1970s. In a letter to parishioners, he denied the allegations. Several other accusations against Wenig of child sexual abuse are said to have been made.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1974-2010)
• Elm Grove Priest Removed after Molestation Claim Made, By Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 26, 2011
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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