Priest Admits Affair, Resigns
September 16, 2002
CLARK MILLS — The pastor of a Catholic church in this central Manitowoc County community has resigned after admitting he had a sexual relationship with a minor more than 25 years ago.
The resignation of the Rev. John Conrad, 65, was accepted and he will no longer be allowed to exercise any public priestly ministry, Bishop Robert J. Banks of the Green Bay Diocese said late Sunday.
Banks said the action was taken in accordance with the U.S. Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
The diocese said a parish meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
A temporary administrator will be appointed, the diocese said.
Diocesan records show Conrad has been pastor of Immaculate Conception parish since 1971.
He had also been a director, chaplain and faculty member of Manitowoc Roncalli High School since 1970.
He was on the faculty of St. Mary High School, Menasha, from 1968 to 1970, according to diocesan records.
Conrad is a New Holstein native who was ordained in 1963. He previously served at St. Mary's parish, Manitowoc and at St. Jude, Green Bay.
He received a master's degree in educational administration from Notre Dame University in 1973.
At least 225 of the nation's more than 46,000 Roman Catholic priests have either been dismissed from their duties or resigned since the scandal stemming from sexual abuse allegations began in January.
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