Father Aloysius Schwellenbach
Diocese of Little Rock
- 1950-1951: 1019 Cedar St. (Quincy, IL)
- 1952: St. Joseph’s (Granite City, IL)
- 1953-1954: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Springfield, IL)
- 1955-1964: St. Barbara Residence (Springfield, IL)
- 1965-1968: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (Granite City, IL)
- 1970: SS. Simon and Jude (Gillespie, IL)
- 1971-1984: St. John the Baptist (Quincy, IL)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Aloysius Schwellenbach:
Fr. Aloysius Schwellenbach became an ordained priest in 1928.
While preparing for a Mass of Christian Burial in the summer of 1980, Schwellenbach made a pass at a former altar boy. The abuse took place while Schwellenbach was assigned to St. John the Baptist in Quincy, Illinois and Schwellenbach sexually molested the boy for years.
According to media reports, in 1988, Schwellenbach moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas, and built a home a short distance from St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. The Diocese of Little Rock said Schwellenbach was retired and had no role at St. Peter. However, Mountain Home newspaper archives show he presided at dozens of funerals and other Masses at St. Peter between 1988 and until his death.
In 2018, Schwellenbach was publicly named and included on the Diocese of Springfield list of credibly accused clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated, or determined, or considered to be credible.
Schwellenbach died in 2000.
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