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Rev. James C. Wolf, O.F.M.cap

Ordained: 1957

Civil suit alleges that Wolf and two other Capuchins, Jim Buser and Gale Leifeld, molested a man while he was a student at a Capuchin run high school and after graduation. The plaintiff later became a counselor for men abused by clergy and claims he experienced flashbacks during therapy in 1992. Case tried in 1995. Jury decided it was not filed within statute of limitations. Two of priests admitted abusing other boys but not Plaintiff in this case.

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes

1957

Detroit archbishop was Edward Aloysius Mooney (1937-1958), followed by John Francis Dearden (1958-1980)

1967      

James C. Wolf, O.F.M.cap is not indexed or listed in the Directories for these years. An Alaric Wolf, O.F.M.cap does appear, however, in the 1960 Directory at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit MI 1959-1963 (Capuchin provincial headquarters), and at St. Fidelis Friary in Marquette MI 1963-1967. Alaric disappears beginning with the 1968 Directory, the one in which James C. appears for the first time. It is possible they are one and the same.

1967

Marquette bishop was Thomas Lawrence Noa (1947-1968), followed by Charles Alexander K. Salatka (1968-1977)

1976 St. Fidelis Friary Marquette MI Superior

The 1975 Directory indexes but does not list Wolf at this assignment. He is listed as Superior in the 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, and 1973 Directories.

1976

 

1980 St. John the Evangelist

Detroit

Accused in a 1995 civil lawsuit of having sexually abused a 17 year old boy while pastor of St. John's. The boy was living with Capuchins while considering entering the priesthood. (Detroit Free Press
February 14, 1995)

MI 1/1  

1980

Milwaukee archbishop was Rembert George Weakland (1977-2002)

1985 Capuchin Novitiate Racine WI  

 

1985 1986 Christo Rey Racine WI 2/3  
1986 1987 Capuchin Community Cudahy WI In residence.  
1987 1988 St. Conrad House Milwaukee WI    

1988

Great Falls bishop was Anthony Michael Milone ((1987-2006)

1994 St. Margaret Mary Coldstrip MT 1/1  
1994 1995         Wolf is not indexed in the 1995 Directory.

1995

Detroit archbishop was Adam Joseph Maida (1990-2009)

2006 St. Bonaventure Friary Detroit MI Archivist 1996-2003. Wolf is indexed but not listed here in the 1996 Directory. He is not indexed or listed in the 2007 Directory.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1958-2006).

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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