Fr. James Stauber – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father James Stauber

Diocese of San Bernardino

James Stauber Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1959

Removed: 1993

Died: 2010

Assigned as follows:

  • 1959-1961: St. Mary’s (Colby, WI)
  • 1961-1964: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Marathon, WI)
  • 1964-1965: St. Joseph’s Cathedral (La Crosse, WI)
  • 1965-1966: St. John Nepomucene’s (Prairie du Chien, WI)
  • 1966-1967: Holy Rosary (Lima, WI)
  • 1967-1968: Sacred Heart of Jesus (Nekoosa, WI)
  • 1970: On Duty Outside the Diocese; Sacred Heart Rectory (Florissant, MO)
  • 1971-1976: On Duty Outside the Diocese; St. Ferdinand (Florissant, MO)
  • 1976-1977: St. James (Eau Claire, WI)
  • 1977-1978: Guardian Angels (Brackett, WI)
  • 1978-1982: Sick Leave
  • 1982-1983: Our Lady of the Assumption (San Bernardino, CA)
  • 1983-1984: Immaculate Conception (Colton, CA)
  • 1984-1988: St. Catherine of Alexandria (Riverside, CA)
  • 1989-1990: St. Edward (Corona, CA)
  • 1990-1991: St. Catherine of Alexandria (Riverside, CA)
  • 1991-1993: St. John the Evangelist (Riverside, CA)
  • 1993-2000: Absent On Leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James Stauber:

Fr. James Stauber was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse in 1959. He was transferred multiple times within the dioceses. According to media reports, in February 1993, was removed from active ministry after being accused of sexually abusing a minor 22 years prior in Florissant, Missouri. He resigned without admitting any wrongdoing. He did admit to parishioners, though, that he was a recovering alcoholic. 

In 2000, Stauber retired. The incident was reported to police in 2006. He died in August 2010 and was buried as a priest in Wisconsin. In October 2018, his name was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. It was also included in the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ list in July 2019 and the Diocese of La Crosse list in 2020. 

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