Rev. Paul Radetski, Menasha Priest Accused of Abusing Minor, Served at Green Bay Parish in Late 1980s

The Press-Gazette
November 3, 2010

A Menasha priest accused of abusing a minor served at a Green Bay parish in the late 1980s, an official from the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay said this morning.

Rev. Paul J. Radetski, 62, began serving at SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Green Bay in 1988, said Ray DuBois, the diocese’s director of communications.

Radetski is pastor of St. John's, St. Mary's and St. Patrick's parishes in Menasha, and denies the allegation. He has been removed from active ministry and placed on administrative leave.

It is still unknown where Radetski served when the alleged abuse occurred.

A statement Saturday from the diocese said the alleged abuse occurred many years ago in another part of the diocese. It said a temporary administrator will be appointed shortly for the three Menasha parishes. The statement did not give details of the alleged abuse.

Menasha police said they have no record of any allegations against Radetski.

Online court records show no criminal filings against Radetski.

Radetski left for a parish outside Green Bay in 1989, DuBois said. Radetski then served at St. Mary Catholic Church in Peshtigo from 1992 to 1994, DuBois said.

Radetski previously served at parishes in Little Chute and Phlox, a rural Langlade County community, according to online records.


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