Fr. Edward F. Beutner – Diocese of Santa Rosa

Father Edward F. Beutner

Diocese of Santa Rosa/Diocese of Superior

Edward F. Beutner Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1965

Removed: 2002

Died: 2008

Assignment History:

  • 1966: Middle River Sanatorium (Superior, WI)
  • 1966-1968: Cathedral of Christ the King (Superior, WI)
  • 1967-1969: Cathedral High School (Superior, WI)
  • 1968: Priest Senate (Superior, WI)
  • 1969-1970: Superior State College (Superior, WI)
  • 1969-1974: Vocations (Superior, WI)
  • 1971-1972: Unknown
  • 1972-1979: Wisconsin Catholic Conference (Superior, WI)
  • 1973-1975: Priest Senate (Superior, WI) Newman Apostolate (Superior, WI)
  • 1973-1976: River Falls State University (River Falls, WI)
  • 1975-1978: Assumption of the B.V.M. (Superior, WI)
  • 1976-1978: Deans and Deaneries (Superior, WI)
  • 1977-1978: Personnel Placement Board (Superior, WI)
  • 1978-1983: Priest Senate (Superior, WI)
  • 1979-1982: On Special Assignment, Office of Religious Education (Cameron, WI)
  • 1983-1986: On Special Assignment, Christian Brothers Residence (Concord, CA)
  • 1987: On Special Assignment (Mont LaSalle, Napa, CA)
  • 1988: SS. Peter and Paul (Moquah, WI)
  • 1989-1991: On Duty Outside the Diocese; Campus Ministry Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
  • 1992: Awaiting Assignment
  • 1993: St. Anne (Somerset, WI)
  • 1994: On Duty Outside the Diocese; Christian Brothers Residence (Concord, CA)
  • 1995: Absent on Leave
  • 1996-1999: On Leave
  • 1999: St. Francis Assisi (Concord, CA)
  • 2000-2001: John Vianney (Lake Tomahawk, WI) Our Lady Queen of the Universe (Woodruff, WI)
  • 2002: St. Thomas Moore Newman Center (River Falls, WI) Newman Apostolate Center (Superior, WI)
  • 2003-2005: On Leave
  • 2006-2007: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Edward F. Beutner:

According to reports, Fr. Edward F. Beutner was removed from the priesthood in 2002 due to allegations that he sexually abused a girl in 1992. In 2006, the Diocese of Superior was sued by a plaintiff alleging that Fr. Beutner sexually abused four teen boys in the late 1960s, while he was at Christ the King. The lawsuit also states that the diocese had received multiple reports that Fr. Beutner was molesting children but failed to report these accusations to the police or to warn the public. Fr. Beutner was a Fellow of the Westar Institute at the time of his death in 2008.

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