Fr. Lowell E. Fischer

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Ordained for the Trappists. Incardinated into the Diocese of Joliet. Moved to Hawaii in 1975 for an “18 year leave of absence.” Worked as a hospital chaplain for a year. Became a parish priest in 1977. One person filed suit in 1994 in Hawaii alleging abuse by Fischer in 1992. Settled out of court. Returned to Joliet diocese in 1993 on a restricted basis. Removed from ministry in 2002. Died in 6/06 in Illinois. Named in a new civil suit filed against the Joliet diocese 04/30/14 .


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