Fr. Lawrence Weniger- Diocese of Scranton

Father Lawrence Weniger – Diocese of Scranton

Fr. Lawrence WenigerOrdained: 1934

Elevated to Monsignor: 1968

Died: 1972

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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