Fr. Walter Miller – Diocese of Burlington

Father Walter Miller 

Diocese of Burlington

Ordained: 1961

Removed: 2005

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

    • 1961-1962 St. Joseph (Burlington, VT)
    • 1962-1966 St. Charles (Bellows Falls, VT)
    • 1966 St. Mark (Burlington, VT)
    • 1966-1968 Sacred Heart (Roslindale, MA)
    • 1968-1971 Secretary/Master of Ceremonies to the Archbishop of Puerto Rico
    • 1972-1974      Studies in Church Law (Rome, Italy) 
    • 1974-1976      Tribunal Office (Burlington, VT) residence at St. Catherine (Shelburne, VT) 
    • 1977-1978      St. Anthony (Burlington, VT)
    • 1978-1979      Diocesan Tribunal and Master of Ceremony, St. Joseph Home for the Aged (Burlington, VT)
    • 1979-1984      Continuing both jobs, but moved to St. Joseph Church rectory, 
    • 1984-1986      Cathedral (Burlington, VT) 
    • 1986-1997      St. Jude (Hinesburg, VT) 
    • 1998-2000      Diocesan Consulter, Chancellor, Diocese of Burlington 
    • 2000                Judicial Vicar (Burlington, VT)
    • 2001-2004      Chancellor (Burlington, VT)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Walter Miller:

Father Walter Miller served in Vermont parishes for approximately 35 years, and held prominent positions in the diocese. According to media reports, in December 2004, he retired and resigned from several posts including Chancellor, Secretary to Bishop, Judicial Vicar. In January 2005, Bishop Kenneth A. Angell revoked his public priestly faculties. He died in 2014.

In August 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Burlington’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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