Substantiated Allegations of Clergy Sexual Abuse of a Minor 

 

BRAYLEY, JOHN

Affiliation: Oblate missionary, Montreal, Canada

Year of birth: Unknown

Year of ordination: Unknown

Last known status: Deceased

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1980 while visiting friends in Roeland Park

More than one allegation: No

DANNENFELSER, LAMBERT

Affiliation: Franciscans (OFM)

Year of birth: July 10, 1914

Year of ordination: June 9, 1940

Last known status: October 30, 2006

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1989

Pastoral assignments:

• Sacred Heart, Emporia

• St. Joseph, Olpe

More than one allegation: Yes

FIALA, JOHN  

Affiliation: Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT)

Year of birth: Unknown

Year of ordination: Unknown

Last known status: Deceased

Estimated timeframe of abuse: Mid-1980s (not within the archdiocese)

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Joseph, Shawnee

• St. Dominic, Holton

More than one allegation: Yes

FINNERTY, WILLIAM

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1927

Year of ordination: 1955

Last known status: Deceased

Estimated timeframe of abuse: Early- to mid-1960s

Pastoral assignments:

• Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park

• Sts. Cyril and Methodias, Kansas City, Kansas

• Holy Angels, Basehor

• St. Francis de Sales, Lansing

• St. Thomas, Kansas City, Kansas

• St. Rose, Kansas City, Kansas

• Catholic Charities, Kansas City, Kansas

• Our Lady & St. Rose, Kansas City, Kansas

• St. Mary-St. Anthony, Kansas City, Kansas

• St. Agnes, Roeland Park

• St. Patrick, Kansas City, Kansas

• Holy Spirit, Overland Park

More than one allegation: Yes

 

FORSYTHE, JAMES

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1954

Year of ordination: 1983

Last known status: Laicized 2005

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1987

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Agnes, Roeland Park

• Holy Trinity, Lenexa

• Holy Cross, Overland Park

• St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park

More than one allegation: Yes

GINZKEY, LAWRENCE

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1946

Year of ordination: 1972

Last known status: Laicized 2005

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1985

Pastoral assignments:

• Holy Name, Topeka

• St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas

• Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas

• St. Ann, Prairie Village

• Sacred Heart, Paxico

• Holy Cross, Emmett

• Sacred Heart, Delia

• St. John Vianney, Eskridge

More than one allegation: Yes

GOTTSCHALK, DAVE

Affiliation: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)

Year of birth: 1943

Year of ordination: 1969

Last known status: Our Lady of Angels Friary, Colorado Springs

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1970s

Pastoral assignments:

• Good Shepherd, Shawnee

More than one allegation: Yes

HARRINGTON, JOHN J.

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1920

Year of ordination: 1947

Last known status: Deceased 1986

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1940s and 1960s

Pastoral assignments:

• Blessed Sacrament, Kansas City, Kansas• St. John, Greeley

• St. Gregory, Marysville

• St. Francis de Sales, Lansing

• Assumption, Edgerton

• Holy Trinity, Paola

• Sacred Heart, Bonner Springs

• Stormont Vail Health Center, Topeka

• Holy Cross, Emmett

• Sacred Heart, Delia

• Convalescent Home, Topeka

• St. Aloysius, Meriden

• St. Francis, Lapeer

More than one allegation: Yes

 

IMMING, DAVID

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Year of birth: Unknown

Year of ordination: Unknown

Last known status: Laicized 2011

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1980 in Oklahoma

Pastoral assignments: Never served in the archdiocese

More than one allegation: Yes

JUAREZ, MARTIN

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1946

Year of ordination: 1981

Last known status: Laicized 2005

Estimated timeframe of abuse: Early to mid-1980s

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Matthew, Topeka

• Holy Spirit, Overland Park

• St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas

• Sacred Heart, Paxico

• Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka

• St. Joseph-St. Benedict, Kansas City, Kansas

• Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park

More than one allegation: Yes

JUSTI, MARVIN

Affiliation: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)

Year of birth: 1933

Year of ordination: 1958

Last known status: Deceased 2009

Estimated timeframe of abuse:

1969 in Pennsylvania

Pastoral assignments:

Good Shepherd, Shawnee

More than one allegation: No

LAMPING, STEVEN

Affiliation: Franciscans (OFM)

Year of birth: January 1, 1906

Year of ordination: March 16, 1929

Last known status: December 7, 1995

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1950s

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Joseph, Olpe

• St. Catherine, Emporia

More than one allegation: Yes

 

LICKTIEG, ADRIAN

Affiliation: Carmelites (OCarm)

Year of birth: Unknown

Year of ordination: Unknown

Last known status: Deceased

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1959

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Joseph, Leavenworth

More than one allegation: No

MEIS, FINIAN

Affiliation: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)

Year of birth: 1936

Year of ordination: 1964

Last known status: Deceased 1997

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1972-1979

Pastoral assignments:

• Good Shepherd, Shawnee

More than one allegation: Yes

REDMOND, DONALD

Affiliation: Benedictines (OSB)

Year of birth: 1930

Year of ordination: 1957

Last known status: Removed from ministry 2002

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1960-1968

Pastoral assignments:

• Sts. Peter and Paul, Seneca

• St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, Lawrence

• Benedictine College, Atchison

• St. Benedict Parish, Atchison

• Sacred Heart, Atchison

• Sacred Heart, Sabetha

• St. Augustine, Fidelity

• St. James, Wetmore

More than one allegation: Yes

RICHARDSON, BARRY

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1967

Year of ordination: 1997

Last known status: Laicized 2005

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1999

Pastoral assignments:

• Prince of Peace, Olathe

• St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park

• Sts. Peter and Paul, Seneca

More than one allegation: Yes

 

ROBERTS, EDWARD

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1917

Year of ordination: 1941

Last known status: Deceased 1997

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1949 - early 1990s

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas

• St. Teresa, Westphalia

• Sacred Heart, Baileyville

• St. Gregory, Marysville

• St. Joseph, Nortonville

• Holy Name, Topeka

More than one allegation: Yes

Rossman, Christopher

Affilation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1972

Year of ordination: 2007

Last known status: July 26, 2019, Rev. Christopher Rossman appeared in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. The process of laicization will begin immediately.

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 2016

Pastoral assignments:

• Prince of Peace, Olathe 

• Mother Teresa, Topeka

• St. Dominic, Holton

• St. Francis, Mayetta

• Our Lady of Snows, Potawatomi Reservation

• Annunciation, Baldwin City

• St. Francis, Lapeer

More than one allegation: N/A

SCHEPERS, FRANK

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1916

Year of ordination: 1955

Last known status: Deceased 2002

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1975-76

Pastoral assignments:

• Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas

• Sacred Heart, Mound City

• Queen of the Holy Rosary, Wea

• Sacred Heart, Kansas City, Kansas

• Holy Name, Topeka

• Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas

• St. John, Greeley

More than one allegation: Yes

SCHMITZ, DENNIS

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1961

Year of ordination: 1989

Last known status: Laicized 2005

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1990s & 1998

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Ann, Prairie Village

• Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park

• Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park

• St. Joseph, Shawnee

• Vocation director

• St. Mary-St. Anthony, Kansas City, Kansas

• Fiat House, Lawrence

• St. Gregory, Marysville

More than one allegation: Yes

 

WISNER, JOHN HENRY

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1946

Year of ordination: 1972

Last known status: Laicized 2017

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1977-1984

Pastoral assignments:

• Sacred Heart, Kansas City, Kansas

• Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas 

• St. Joseph, Shawnee

• St. Agnes, Roeland Park

More than one allegation: Yes

WOLFE, CHUCK

Affiliation: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)

Year of birth: 1949

Year of ordination: 1979

Last known status: Laicized 1987

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1976

Pastoral assignments:

• Good Shepherd, Shawnee

More than one allegation: No

WURTZ, CAMILLUS

Affiliation: Benedictines (OSB)

Year of birth: 1928

Year of ordination: 1953

Last known status: Deceased 2013

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1960

Pastoral assignments:

• Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Atchison

• Camp St. Maur, Atchison

More than one allegation: No

 

Previously Publicized Allegations Not Able to be Substantiated

 

HAEGELIN, WILLIAM

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Year of birth: 1949

Year of ordination: 1976

Last known status: Laicized 2004

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1983-84

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Agnes, Roeland Park

• Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas

• Blessed Sacrament, Kansas City, Kansas

• Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas

• St. Lawrence, Easton

• Sacred Heart-St. Casimir, Leavenworth

• Immaculata High School, Leavenworth

• St. Ann, Prairie Village

More than one allegation: No

Comments: Could not be determined if sexual relationship began before or after the accuser reached the age of majority. 

Kallal, Scott James

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Apostles of the Interior Life (AVI)

Year of birth: October 13, 1981

Year of ordination: 2011

Last known status: Administrative leave

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 2015

Pastoral assignments:

• St. Patrick, Kansas City, Kansas

• Holy Spirit, Overland Park

More than one allegation: No

Comments: Criminal charges filed; case ongoing. Accused denies charges of abuse. Diocesan investigation suspended during law enforcement investigation.

Putti, Anthony

Affiliation: Diocese of Guntur, India

Year of birth: 1975

Year of ordination: 2001

Last known status: No longer affiliated

Estimated timeframe of abuse: 

2009-2010

Pastoral assignments:

• Prince of Peace, Olathe

• St. Michael, Leawood

• St. Gregory, Marysville

• St. Malachy, Beattie

More than one allegation: No

Comments: Recalled to home diocese prior to allegation of abuse of a minor.  Denies abuse of a minor. Investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

 

Names of individuals published on the list of another diocese or religious order* 

*Although these individuals, whose names were provided to us by third parties, have served in some capacity in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, we are not aware of allegations stemming from their time in the Archdiocese. 

 

Palmese, Anthony

Affiliation: Order of Augustinian Recollects

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The sexual abuse of children and youth by Catholic priests contradicts our church’s teaching on authentic love, the beauty of human sexuality and the dignity of the human person. What was done to victims by those who were called to be spiritual fathers is cause for great shame. On behalf of the church, I apologize to each victim and pledge our commitment to do all that we can to assist with your healing.

- ARCHBISHOP NAUMANN