Fr. Walter J. Sheedlo

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Named publicly as accused in the MI A.G.’s 10/22 report. In 1997 a man told Bishop Garland that Sheedlo made sexual advances toward him during counseling sessions the previous year. The man had known Sheedlo since age 10-11 in 1979, and described to Garland grooming behaviors by Sheedlo during regular meetings for years. Sent to treatment. Accused in 1998 of sexual advances toward a seminarian, age 18, in 1974 and again in 1978. Told by Garland to take a year’s leave of absence. Removed from public ministry in 2009. In 10/22 remained on leave.


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