Rev. Adalbert J. Wolski, T.O.R.
Summary of Case: Aldabert Wolski was ordained a Third Order Regular of St. Francis priest in 1958. He was assigned to parishes, seminaries and at least one high school in dioceses including Altoona-Johnstown PA, Coronel Oviedo in Paraguay, St. Cloud MN, St. Paul and Minneapolis MN, Washington DC, Youngstown OH and Wheeling-Charleston WV. He died in 2012 at his order's monastery in Hollidaysburg PA. In January 2014 Adalbert's name was included on a list released by the St. Cloud MN diocese of clergy with likely claims against them of sexual abuse of minors. Wolski was assigned to St. Cloud's Cathedral High School 1964-1965.
|Born: February 13, 1931
Ordained: June 7, 1958
Died: January 3, 2012
|1958||1959||Wolski is not indexed in the 1959 Directory.|
Altoona-Johnstown bishop was Howard Joseph Carroll (1957-1960), followed by Joseph Carroll McCormick (1960-1966).
|1961||Franciscan Preparatory Seminary||Hollidaysburg||PA||This high school seminary had 38 students.|
Coronel Oviedo bishop was Jerome Arthur (Gerolamo) Pechillo, T.O.R. (1961-1976).
|1964||Prelatura de Coronel Oviedo||Paraguay/S.A.|
St. Cloud bishop was Peter William Bartholome (1953-1968).
|1965||Cathedral High School||St. Cloud
• Adalbert's name was included on a list released by the diocese in January 2014 of clergy with likely claims against them of sexual abuse of minors.
|MN||Cathedral High had 719 boys and 903 girls. Wolski lived at St. Louis Monastery in St. Cloud.|
McCormick was succeed as Altoona-Johnstown bishop by James John Hogan (1966-1986).
|1970||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel||Altoona||PA||3/3||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel had a school with 266-220 students, and two vacation schools with 175 students.|
|1965||1970||Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel||Pleasant Valley||PA||This was a mission of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Altoona.|
St. Paul and Minneapolis archbishop was Leo Binz (1961-1975).
|1974||Our Lady of Guadalupe||St. Paul||MN||1/2, 1/1||Our Lady of Guadalupe had a school until 1972 with 114-92 students.|
|1977||1979||Wolski is not indexed in the 1978 or 1979 Directories.|
Washington D.C. archbishop was William Wakefield Baum (1973-1980), follwed by James Aloysius Hickey (1980-2000).
|1983||Third Order Regular of St. Francis Provincial House||Silver Spring||MD||In residence. Referred to in the 1981 Directory as "Very Rev."|
Youngstown bishop was James William Malone (1968-1995).
|1986||1987||Wolski is not indexed in the 1987 Directory, nor is he listed in the diocesan pages as at his previous or next assignments.|
Altoona-Johnstown bishop was Joseph Victor Adamec (1987-2011).
|1990||Our Lady of Mt. Carmel||Barnesboro||PA||1/2, 1/1|
Wheeling-Charleston bishop was Bernard William Schmitt (1989-2004).
|1991||Our Lady of Grace||Romney||WV||1/1|
|1990||1991||Epiphany of the Lord||Moorefield||WV||1/1||.|
||1993||Wolski is not indexed in the 1992 or 1993 Directories, nor is he listed in the diocesan pages as at his previous or next assignments.|
|2011||St. Joseph Friary||Hollidaysburg||PA||Wolski retired in 2005.|
Mark Leonard Bartchak succeeded Adamec as Altoona-Johnstown bishop (2011-).
|2012||St. Bernardine Monastery||Hollidaysburg||PA||Wolski died January 3, 2012.|
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Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1960-2013)
• Rev. Adalbert Wolski Obituary, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 7, 2012
• Press Release from +Donald J. Kettler Bishop of Saint Cloud, Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud via WJON, January 3, 2014
• The Diocese of St Cloud Release Their List of 33 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors, By Mike Bryant, Legal Examiner, January 3, 2014
• St. Cloud Diocese Reveals Names of Priests Accused of Abusing Children, By Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune, January 3, 2014
• St. Cloud Bishop Releases Names of 33 Accused Priests, By Alex Svejkovsky, WJON, January 3, 2014
• St. Cloud Diocese Releases List of Clergy Accused of Abuse, By Frank Lee, St. Cloud Times, January 4, 2014
• St. Cloud Diocese Issues Revision to Clergy Abuse List, St. Cloud Times, January 31, 2014
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