… Fr William Marks: Pedophile…

Minnesota SNAP
November 18, 2013

5 decades of alarms and concerns “unanswered” by archdiocese & diocese of New Ulm

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 18, 2013

Statement by Bob Schwiderski, State Director, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

I have been asked to comment on the personal injury Summons and Complaint of John Doe 107 vs. the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of New Ulm.

In 1962, Bishop Schladweiler of Diocese of New Ulm, and Archbishop Binz of the Archdiocese of St. Paul were informed of acts of childhood sexual abuse by Fr. William Marks. Over the next 5 decades, the diocese and archdiocese received more information about sexual abuse by Marks. The information came from individuals, me included, from the Minnesota communities of Hector, Green Valley, Glencoe, Cottonwood, Gent, Marshall, and Milroy.

Marks victims, a group I call the “Boys of Hector,” hoped the information would serve the church as an emergency alarm and ignite pastoral care, healing, and recovery for clergy sexual abuse victims, their loving family members, and their parishes.

The alarms, concerns, and hopes turned to unsuccessful efforts to convince diocesan and archdiocesan officials to take the necessary steps to address these issues and establish programs and policies of clergy sexual abuse victim response and child protection.

Over the decades, our concerns and hopes met deceit, callousness, and recklessness from the diocese and archdiocese as victims died from suicide and disease, suffered crippling physical or mental illnesses, and lived with shattered faith.

Adding insult to our hopes and concerns, the archdiocese and diocese shockingly orchestrated behind the scenes actions opposing child protection remedies and corrective civil justice legislation for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

The Minnesota Child Victims Act, established this year, renews the alarms, concerns and the hopes of the approximate 27 “Boys of Hector. ” We applaud, John Doe 107 for walking through courthouse doors to hold the archdiocese and diocese accountable for his injuries and damages from clergy sexual abuse.

Copies of the Filed Complaint can be found at

Bob Schwiderski, Minnesota SNAP Director Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests 952-471-3422,


This page is dedicated to those that have died from the injuries and soul murder inflicted by Marks. Shame on the people, organizations, and institutions that repeatedly put him in locations without warnings to families and children.

The courthouse doors are now open to those injured with lifelong damages and burdens from childhood sexual abuse. The Minnesota Child Victims Act was established for those previously denied civil justice.

This open, honest, and transparent presentation displays how I can easily walk through courthouse doors not as a victim but as a ‘Victor’ with head raised and not burdened with shame, guilt or other confusions.

Follow me, I will help you step from the shadows of silence. If you have information to share, questions, cares, and concerns please contact me in confidential confidence. You can call me at home 952-471-3422, email me at or comment at the end of this page. Bob Schwiderski

A Pedophile’s Trail

The Boys of Hector

Church officials in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and in the Diocese of New Ulm allegedly shifted this pedophile priest between parishes without disclosing his alleged crimes. “The Boys of Hector” is a title given to the Marks survivors from Tyler, Hector and Green Valley, Minnesota that have reached out for help and understandings. Only the 1st letter of first names is presented, the full names have been redacted to protect the anonymity of survivors and their loving family members.

Bob Schwiderski Deposition – Age 7 Section

Ed & Betty Schwiderski Depositions

Bishop Raymond Lucker Deposition

Fr John Siebenand Deposition








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