Fr. John H. Fischer

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Jefferson City MO

Per 3/02 news, a man alleged in 1996 that he had been molested as a boy by Fischer at a Catholic school. The man said that when he was 11 Fischer pulled him over and kissed him on the lips during confession, and that Fischer continued to molest him for two more years. Diocese gave accuser $125K in settlement for claims against Fischer, Fr. Manus Daly and (future) Bishop Anthony J. O’Connell. Removed from priesthood in 1993 after allegations involving other children. On diocese’s list 11/8/18.


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