Fr. John A. Schmitz

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Dubuque IA

Allegations first public in 2002. Sued 2005 by a woman claiming abuse as a child in 1959. Schmitz died 10/15/91. Parishioners had complained about his financial skills, his relationship with adult woman in 1982 and inappropriate behavior with minor girls. Sent to Paracletes for treatment. Archbishop did not accept him back as priest. Arrived in San Bernardino Diocese 1/83. Back in Iowa by 1985 without privileges; sued for relationship with married woman. Settleents in 2006 and 2007. San Diego and Dubuque personnel filed released 10/25/10. On San Bernardino diocese’s list 10/9/18.

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