Fr. William A. Goltz

Ordained: 1950
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Accused of abuse of minor boys. Three lawsuits filed in 2005. Earliest alleged abuse was in the 1950s. Former Archbishop Binz apparently held formal church trial, removed Goltz from active priesthood, and sent him for therapy over a 12-year period. Reassigned to active priesthood for 18 years, abused again, and retired in 1991. In 1992 the Vatican removed his privileges and in 2005 ordered him to live a life of prayer and penance. Died 1/7/06. Claims included in 2/06 settlement. Another claim settled 3/08.


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