Fr. William Wehrle – Archdiocese of Washington

Father William Wehrle

Archdiocese of Washington

Ordained: 1950

Died: 1995

Assigned as follows:

  • 1950 – 1951      Sacred Heart (Woodstock, MD)
  • 1951 – 1952      Our Lady of Martyrs (Auriesville, NY)
  • 1952 – 1960      Our Lady of the Wayside (Chaptico, MD)
  • 1952 – 1957      Holy Angels (Avenue, MD)
  • 1952 – 1957      Sacred Heart (Bushwood, MD)
  • 1952 – 1957      St. Joseph’s (Morganza, MD)
  • 1952 – 1960      Immaculate Conception (Mechanicsville, MD)
  • 1960 – 1966      St. Ignatius (Hilltop, MD)
  • 1960 – 1966      Sacred Heart (La Pata, MD)
  • 1960 – 1966      St. Catherine of Alexandria McConchie, MD)
  • 1966 – 1971      Holy Trinity (Washington, DC)
  • 1971 – 1972      Jesuit Residence (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1972 – 1973      Pittsburgh Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1973 – 1974      Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • 1974 – 1976      St. Louis (Denver, CO)
  • 1976 – 1980      St. Therese (Aurora, CO)
  • 1980 – 1981      St. James (Denver, CO)
  • 1982 – 1985      St. Alphonsus Rodriguez (Woodstock, MD)
  • 1986 – 1993      SS. Peter and Paul (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1993 – 1995      St. Charles Lwanga (Pittsburgh, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father William Wehrle:

According to the Archdiocese of Washington files Father William Wehrle was accused of sexual abuse in Baltimore in 1985. Father Wehrle was removed from his Woodstock, Maryland parish. In 1987, he resurfaced in Pittsburgh.

In August 1995, Father Wehrle died.

In September 2002, Father Wehrle’s name first appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

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