Fr. S. Joseph Collova

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

A 1993 civil suit claims “hundreds of occasions” of abuse of a youth 1980-87. Collova was barred from public ministry in 1994. Still “on leave” per 2002 Catholic Directory. Fully restricted from ministry per 2004 list. Collova cut his ties with the Catholic Church by joining another denomination or sect. He was “excommunicated” per Archdiocesan website updated after 11/26/07. In 6/09 the Chicago-based American Apostolic Church installed Collova as a bishop in Milwaukee. Died 1/4/13.


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