Father Lawrence Weniger – Diocese of Scranton
Elevated to Monsignor: 1968
Assigned as follows:
- 1934-1940 St. Boniface (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
- 1940-1941 St. Mary Magdalene (Honesdale, PA)
- 1941-1949 St. Mary (Scranton, PA)
- 1949-1951 St. Thomas (Little Meadow, PA)
- 1951-1960 St. John (Troy, PA)
- 1960-1961 St. Mary Assumption (Pittston, PA)
- 1961-1968 Sacred Heart (Luzerne, PA)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Lawrence Weniger:
In February 2002, the Diocese of Scranton received a report from an adult man who alleged he was sexually abused by Father Lawrence Weniger in the 1960s while he served as an altar boy.
In June 2002, a second man reported he was abused by Weniger during the same time period (1960s).
In late 2011, Catholic Social Services informed the Chancery that an adult male reported he was molested by Weniger in the 1960s as a child. The man was receiving counseling through CSS and disclosed it to his therapist in a session.
Weniger died in 1972. He was still a priest in good standing at the time, and held a position as a diocesan consultor at the time.
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