Fr. Clarence (Rudolph) Grosser

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1935
Status: Accused

Died: 05/13/1989
Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Born in Czechoslovakia. Grew up in WI. Identified in the 6/18/2013 Report of the Audit and Review of the Files of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph as a deceased friar with confirmed reports of the sexual abuse of minors. Grosser’s name is included on this list without any additional information on claims against him except that he went to the New York Province in 1952. Per his obituary, Grosser taught at Mt. Calvary minor seminary in WI in his early career, then worked at parishes in Milwaukee WI, Yonkers, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, NY. Also assigned to friaries in Hudson NH and Garrison NY, then to a chapel in Springfield MA. Semi-retired in 1974 to the Milton MA novitiate, then the Abington MA friary. Died 5/13/1989.

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