Fr. Michael J. Krol – Diocese of Pueblo

| Oct 24, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Michael Krol

Diocese of Pueblo

Ordained: 1945

Died: 1996

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946-1949: Unknown
  • 1950-1951: St. Francis Xavier (Enid, OK)
  • 1952-1953: Sacred Heart (Sayre, OK)
  • 1954-1960: Unknown
  • 1961: St. Finbar’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1962: St. Francis de Sales (Lamar, CO)
  • 1963-1964: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (New London, CT)
  • 1965-1969: Unknown
  • 1970-1971: St. Thomas (Hamilton, TX)
  • 1972-1973: St. Mary’s (San Saba, TX)
  • 1974-1976: St. Mary’s (Bremond, TX)
  • 1977-1990 Guardian Angels (Wallis, TX)
  • 1991: Unknown
  • 1992-1994: Retired; St. Anthony’s (Runge, TX)
  • 1992-1996: Retired (Brownsville, TX)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Michael Krol:

Fr. Michael Krol was ordained a priest in 1945, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Michael Krol was publicly identified as a priest with multiple documented reports of sexual abuse.

Krol was an extern priest accepted into the Diocese of Pueblo in 1961 after being accused of abusing a minor boy in the Diocese of Brooklyn (New York).  In February 1962, Krol was accused of abusing a boy in the Diocese of Pueblo.  His faculties were revoked for a few hours, and then the Diocese of Pueblo reinstated them.  This was four months before he abused Victim #1.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Krol was the subject of three documented reports of sexual abuse.

Victim #1 was sexually abused as a 15 year old at St. Francis de Sales in Lamar.  He said that he went out on a Saturday night and sexually abused him.  The Victim’s father reported the abuse to the Bishop immediately, and Krol left town immediately.

Victim #2 said that Krol “attempted” to sexually abuse him on one occasion in the spring of 1962.  At the time, he was a 15 year old boy who knew Krol from St. Francis de Sales, much like Victim #1.  The abuse was reported to the Diocese at the same time as the abuse of Victim #1 in 1962.

Victim #3 was sexually abused in the Spring of 1962 when Krol brought him to a movie. He too was 15 years old.  His abuse was also reported to the Diocese of Pueblo in June 1962.

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