Fr. Ralph Luczak

Order: CSC
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend IN

A woman said in 2003 that Luczak molested her at age 10 on several occasions in the summer of 1969, at her grandmother’s lake house near a Holy Cross retreat house. She told her mom, who told doctor and police. Nothing done. Mom then told a priest; Luczak was sent to CA. Alleged victim thought he was going to a monastery, but he was placed at a high school. Luczak died at age 38 in 1970. Order says there was nothing in his personnel file regarding abuse. Added to diocese’s list in 6/19.


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