Fr. Matthew Gottschalk

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Milwaukee WI

Gottschalk co-founded House of Peace in 1968. Per claims filed as part of Milwaukee bankruptcy, three individuals accused Gottschalk of abusing them as minors in the 1970s and in 1993. He admitted to committing “inappropriate” act against a minor. Order says most of the actions were not criminal acts per DA’s office. Retired as head of House of Peace and was moved to Order’s headquarters in Detroit.

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