Fr. Ferdinand L. Kaiser

Ordained: 1937
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Winona-Rochester MN

Following a recent court order, on 12/16/13 Bishop Quinn released a list of 13 names of priests who had “credible” accusations of abuse involving minors. Kaiser’s inclusion on this list is the first public notice that he had been accused of abuse. Voluntarily resigned in 3/68. Died 1/3/73. Diocese updated its list 6/23/14 with additional information. Criminally charged in 5/68 with sexual abuse of a minor boy (sodomy). Pled guilty same month and was sentenced 7/11/68. In 1/93, diocese received allegations that he abuses a boy and a girl after his 1968 resignation.


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