Fr. Lowell Fischer: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Lowell Fischer


  • 1954: Ordained
  • 1955-1962: Unknown
  • 1963-1967: St. John the Apostle, Villa Park, IL (Diocese of Joliet)
  • 1968: Holy Ghost Church, Wood Dale, IL
  • 1969-1975: St. Scholastica, Woodridge, IL
  • 1976: Absent on leave
  • 1977-1988: On duty outside diocese
  • 1989-1993: St. Michael Church, Waialua, HI
  • 1994-2002: Retired
  • 2003-2005: Unknown
  • 2006: Deceased

Notes: Fr. Lowell Fischer was ordained a priest of the Trappist Order before he was incardinated into the Diocese of Joliet. Fr. Fischer moved to Hawaii in 1975. Thus began an 18-year leave of absence from the Diocese of Joliet. In Hawaii, Fr. Fischer worked as a hospital chaplain before he started a parish assignment in 1977. One person filed suit in 1994 alleging abuse by Fr. Fischer in 1992 while he was working in Hawaii. Fr. Fischer returned to the Joliet Diocese in 1993 with restrictions. Fr. Fischer was removed from ministry in 2002. In 2014, Fr. Fischer was named in a civil lawsuit involving the Joliet Diocese.