Fr. Clarence (Rudolph) Grosser (Capuchin Friars) – Diocese of Brooklyn

| Jun 9, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Clarence (Rudolph) Grosser

Diocese of Brooklyn

Ordained: 1935

Died: 1989

Assigned as follows:

  • 1935-1939: Holy Cross Monastery (Mount Calvary, WI)
  • 1940-1942: St. Elizabeth (Milwaukee, WI)
  • 1943-1945: Sacred Heart (Yonkers, NY) 
  • 1946-1948: St. Michael’s (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • 1949-1957: St. John the Baptist (New York, NY) 
  • 1957-1958: St. Anthony Friary (Hudson, NH)
  • 1959: Mary Immaculate Friary and House of Theology (Garrison, NY)
  • 1960-1961: St. Francis of Assisi Chapel and Catholic Information (Springfield, MA) 
  • 1961-1974: St. John the Baptist (New York, NY)
  • 1975-1979: St. Lawrence Friary (Milton, MA)
  • 1980-1989: St. Lawrence Friary (Abington, MA) 

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Clarence (Rudolph) Grosser:

Fr. Clarence (Rudolph) Grosser was a native of Czechoslovakia and grew up in Wisconsin. He was ordained a Capuchin Franciscan Friar in 1935 and served in multiple parishes. According to media reports, in 2013, he was named in the Capuchin Franciscans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. The details of the allegations, including when and where the abuse occurred, are unknown.

Grosser died in 1989.

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