Rev. Louis J. Heitzer/Rev. Joseph Heitzer
St. Paul archbishop was John Gregory Murray (1931-1956)
|1944||Most Holy Trinity||Windsted (New Ulm)||MN||associate priest||This assignment is per the archdiocese in Dec. 2013.|
|1944||St. Andrew||Fairfax (New Ulm)||MN||associate priest||This assignment is per the archdiocese in Dec. 2013.|
|1944||1945||Assumption (German)||St. Paul||MN||2/2||Assumption had a school with 98 students.|
|1945||Holy Redeemer||Marshall (New Ulm)||MN||This assignment is per the archdiocese in Dec. 2013.|
|1945||1948||St. Mary Help of Christians||Sleepy Eye (New Ulm)||MN||2/2||St. Mary's had a grade school with 335-347 students, and a high school with 134-161 students.|
|1948||St. Joseph's||Waconia||MN||accociate priest||This assignment is per the archdiocese in Dec. 2013.|
|1948||1950||St. Aloysius||Olivia (New Ulm)||MN||2/2||St. Aloysius had a school with 151-158 students.|
|1950||1954||Sacred Heart||Franklin (New Ulm)||MN||1/1 Administrator|
|1950||1954||St. Patrick's||Birch Coulee||MN||This was a mission of Sacred Heart in Franklin.|
|1954||1955||St. Joseph's||Rosen (New Ulm)||MN||1/1||St. Joseph's had a school with 129 students.|
|1955||1956||St. Michael's||Gaylord (New Ulm)||MN||1/1|
|1955||1956||St. Francis de Sales||Winthrop||MN||This was a mission of St. Michael's in Gaylord.|
Murray was succeeded by William Otterwell Brady (1956-1961)
Leo Binz followed Brady as St. Paul archbishop (1961-1975). The archdiocese was renamed St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1966.
|1966||St. Scholastica's||Heidelberg (New Prague)||MN||1/1|
|1966||1967||St. Richard's||Richfield||MN||3/3||St. Richard's had a school with 631 students.|
• A man told the archdiocese in about 2000 that Heitzer sexually abused him when he was an 11 year-old boy in1968. The priest had taken the boy on a fishing trip, and the abuse is said to have occurred in a motel.
St. Peter's had a school with 328 students.
This alleged victim of Heitzer spoke before the U.S. bishops at their historic June 2002 gathering in Dallas, TX.
Also at the bishops' Dallas meeting in 2002, the St. Paul and Minneapolis Vicar General, Rev. Kevin McDonough, stated, "There's some indication that leaders of the archdiocese knew about allegations that Father Heitzer abused some children".
|1968||1969||On Sick Leave||Heitzer died November 24, 1969. He had suffered a heart attack during treatment for alcoholism.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1945-1970)
• Sexual Abuse Victims Question Archbishop, By Berk Brown, Forest Lake Times, October 16, 2002