Fr. Carl Peltz

Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Died: 12/26/2015
Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Ordained for the Diocese of Steubenville. Navy chaplain 1984-1987, including in Iceland in 1985, where Peltz allegedly forced a 12-year-old boy to drink whiskey, then raped him. Transferred many times. Federal suit filed in 1991 alleged the Steubenville diocese should have known that Peltz had a drinking problem, yet it certified him as fit for service. Suit settled by the diocese in 1993 for $25K. Although Peltz’s obituary states that he was incardinated into the Kalamazoo diocese in 1990, the Official Catholic Directory indicates he was incardinated there in 2002. “Exonerated” in 2003 by the Kalamazoo diocesan review board, which cited it found no credible evidence. Died 12/26/15.

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