Substantiated Allegations of Clergy Sexual Abuse of a Minor 

Frequently Asked Questions


BRAYLEY, JOHN

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Montreal
Year of birth: Unknown
Year of ordination: Unknown
Last known status: Deceased
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1980 while visiting friends in Roeland Park
More than one allegation: No

DANNENFELSER, LAMBERT

Affiliation: Franciscans (OFM)
Year of birth: July 10, 1914
Year of ordination: June 9, 1940
Last known status: October 30, 2006
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1989
Pastoral assignments:
• Sacred Heart, Emporia
• St. Joseph, Olpe
More than one allegation: Yes

FIALA, JOHN  

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Omaha; Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT); Archdiocese of San Antonio
Year of birth: Unknown
Year of ordination: June 3, 1984
Last known status: Deceased 2017
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1985-2008
Pastoral assignments:
•Padre Pio Academy: Aug. 1999-May 2000
• St. Joseph, Shawnee: Aug. 2001-Jan. 2002
• St. Dominic, Holton: Jan. 2002-April 2002
More than one allegation: Yes

FINNERTY, WILLIAM

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1927
Year of ordination: 1955
Last known status: Deceased
Estimated timeframe of abuse: Early- to mid-1960s
Pastoral assignments:
• Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park
• Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Kansas City, Kansas
• Holy Angels, Basehor
• St. Francis de Sales, Lansing
• St. Thomas, Kansas City, Kansas
• St. Rose, Kansas City, Kansas
• Catholic Charities, Kansas City, Kansas
• Our Lady & St. Rose, Kansas City, Kansas
• St. Mary-St. Anthony, Kansas City, Kansas
• St. Agnes, Roeland Park
• St. Patrick, Kansas City, Kansas
• Holy Spirit, Overland Park
More than one allegation: Yes

FORSYTHE, JAMES

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1954
Year of ordination: 1983
Last known status: Laicized 2005
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1987
Pastoral assignments:
• St. Agnes, Roeland Park
• Holy Trinity, Lenexa
• Holy Cross, Overland Park
• St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park
More than one allegation: Yes

GINZKEY, LAWRENCE

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1946
Year of ordination: 1972
Last known status: Laicized 2005
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1985
Pastoral assignments:
• Holy Name, Topeka
• St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas
• Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas
• St. Ann, Prairie Village
• Sacred Heart, Paxico
• Holy Cross, Emmett
• Sacred Heart, Delia
• St. John Vianney, Eskridge
More than one allegation: Yes

GOTTSCHALK, DAVE

Affiliation: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)
Year of birth: 1943
Year of ordination: 1969
Last known status: Our Lady of Angels Friary, Colorado Springs
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1970s
Pastoral assignments:
• Good Shepherd, Shawnee
More than one allegation: Yes

HARRINGTON, JOHN J.

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1920
Year of ordination: 1947
Last known status: Deceased 1986
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1940s and 1960s
Pastoral assignments:
• Blessed Sacrament, Kansas City, Kansas• St. John, Greeley
• St. Gregory, Marysville
• St. Francis de Sales, Lansing
• Assumption, Edgerton
• Holy Trinity, Paola
• Sacred Heart, Bonner Springs
• Stormont Vail Health Center, Topeka
• Holy Cross, Emmett
• Sacred Heart, Delia
• Convalescent Home, Topeka
• St. Aloysius, Meriden
• St. Francis, Lapeer
More than one allegation: Yes

HAEGELIN, WILLIAM

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1949
Year of ordination: 1976
Last known status: Laicized 2004
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1983-84
Pastoral assignments:
• St. Agnes, Roeland Park
• Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas
• Blessed Sacrament, Kansas City, Kansas
• Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas
• St. Lawrence, Easton & St. Joseph of the Valley, Leavenworth
• Sacred Heart-St. Casimir, Leavenworth
• Immaculata High School, Leavenworth
• St. Ann, Prairie Village
More than one allegation: No

IMMING, DAVID

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Year of birth: Unknown
Year of ordination: Unknown
Last known status: Laicized 2011
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1980 in Oklahoma
Pastoral assignments: Never served in the archdiocese
More than one allegation: Yes

JUAREZ, MARTIN

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1946
Year of ordination: 1981
Last known status: Laicized 2005
Estimated timeframe of abuse: Early to mid-1980s
Pastoral assignments:
• St. Matthew, Topeka
• Holy Spirit, Overland Park
• St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas
• Sacred Heart, Paxico
• Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka
• St. Joseph-St. Benedict, Kansas City, Kansas
• Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park
More than one allegation: Yes

JUSTI, MARVIN

Affiliation: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)
Year of birth: 1933
Year of ordination: 1958
Last known status: Deceased 2009
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1969 in Pennsylvania
Pastoral assignments:
• Good Shepherd, Shawnee
More than one allegation: No

LAMPING, STEVEN

Affiliation: Franciscans (OFM)
Year of birth: January 1, 1906
Year of ordination: March 16, 1929
Last known status: December 7, 1995
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1950s
Pastoral assignments:
• St. Joseph, Olpe
• St. Catherine, Emporia
More than one allegation: Yes

LICKTIEG, ADRIAN

Affiliation: Carmelites (OCarm)
Year of birth: Unknown
Year of ordination: Unknown
Last known status: Deceased
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1959
Pastoral assignments:
• St. Joseph, Leavenworth
More than one allegation: No

MEIS, FINIAN

Affiliation: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)
Year of birth: 1936
Year of ordination: 1964
Last known status: Deceased 1997
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1972-1979
Pastoral assignments:
• Good Shepherd, Shawnee
More than one allegation: Yes

REDMOND, DONALD

Affiliation: Benedictines (OSB)
Year of birth: 1930
Year of ordination: 1957
Last known status: Removed from ministry 2002
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1960-1968
Pastoral assignments:
• Sts. Peter and Paul, Seneca
• St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, Lawrence
• Benedictine College, Atchison
• St. Benedict Parish, Atchison
• Sacred Heart, Atchison
• Sacred Heart, Sabetha
• St. Augustine, Fidelity
• St. James, Wetmore
More than one allegation: Yes

RICHARDSON, BARRY

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1967
Year of ordination: 1997
Last known status: Laicized 2005
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1999
Pastoral assignments:
• Prince of Peace, Olathe
• St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park
• Sts. Peter and Paul, Seneca
More than one allegation: Yes

ROBERTS, EDWARD

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1917
Year of ordination: 1941
Last known status: Deceased 1997
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1949 – early 1990s
Pastoral assignments:
• St. Peter Cathedral, Kansas City, Kansas
• St. Teresa, Westphalia
• Sacred Heart, Baileyville
• St. Gregory, Marysville
• St. Joseph, Nortonville
• Holy Name, Topeka
More than one allegation: Yes

ROSSMAN, CHRISTOPHER

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1972
Year of ordination: 2007
Last known status: Incarcerated
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 2016
Pastoral assignments:
• Prince of Peace, Olathe 
• Mother Teresa, Topeka
• St. Dominic, Holton
• St. Francis, Mayetta
• Our Lady of Snows, Potawatomi Reservation
• Annunciation, Baldwin City
• St. Francis, Lapeer
More than one allegation: N/A

SCHEPERS, FRANK

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1916
Year of ordination: 1955
Last known status: Deceased 2002
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1975-76
Pastoral assignments:
• Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas
• Sacred Heart, Mound City
• Queen of the Holy Rosary, Wea
• Sacred Heart, Kansas City, Kansas
• Holy Name, Topeka
• Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas
• St. John, Greeley
More than one allegation: Yes

SCHMITZ, DENNIS

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1961
Year of ordination: 1989
Last known status: Laicized 2005
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1990s & 1998
Pastoral assignments:
• St. Ann, Prairie Village
• Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park
• Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park
• St. Joseph, Shawnee
• Vocation director
• St. Mary-St. Anthony, Kansas City, Kansas
• Fiat House, Lawrence
• St. Gregory, Marysville
More than one allegation: Yes

WISNER, JOHN HENRY

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Year of birth: 1946
Year of ordination: 1972
Last known status: Laicized 2017
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1977-1984
Pastoral assignments:
• Sacred Heart, Kansas City, Kansas
• Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas 
• St. Joseph, Shawnee
• St. Agnes, Roeland Park
More than one allegation: Yes

WOLFE, CHUCK

Affiliation: Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap.)
Year of birth: 1949
Year of ordination: 1979
Last known status: Laicized 1987
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1976
Pastoral assignments:
• Good Shepherd, Shawnee
More than one allegation: No

WURTZ, CAMILLUS

Affiliation: Benedictines (OSB)
Year of birth: 1928
Year of ordination: 1953
Last known status: Deceased 2013
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 1960
Pastoral assignments:
• Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Atchison
• Camp St. Maur, Atchison
More than one allegation: No

Previously Publicized Allegations Not Able to be Substantiated

KALLAL, SCOTT JAMES

Affiliation: Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Apostles of the Interior Life (AVI)
Year of birth: October 13, 1981
Year of ordination: 2011
Last known status: Administrative leave
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 2015
Pastoral assignments:
• St. Patrick, Kansas City, Kansas
• Holy Spirit, Overland Park
More than one allegation: No
Comments: Criminal charges filed; case ongoing. Accused denies charges of abuse. Diocesan investigation suspended during law enforcement investigation.

PUTTI, ANTHONY

Affiliation: Diocese of Guntur, India
Year of birth: 1975
Year of ordination: 2001
Last known status: No longer affiliated
Estimated timeframe of abuse: 2009-2010
Pastoral assignments:
• Prince of Peace, Olathe
• St. Michael, Leawood
• St. Gregory, Marysville
• St. Malachy, Beattie
More than one allegation: No
Comments: Recalled to home diocese prior to allegation of abuse of a minor.  Denies abuse of a minor. Investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Names of individuals published on the list of another diocese or religious order* 

*Although these individuals, whose names were provided to us by third parties, have served in some capacity in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, we are not aware of allegations stemming from their time in the Archdiocese. 

PALMESE, ANTHONY

Affiliation: Order of Augustinian Recollects
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