Fr. William T. Gleeson: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. William T. Gleeson

Ordained, 1966

Notes: Fr. William Gleeson was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Pueblo. In 1969, he allegedly sexually abused a minor boy. The incident was purportedly reported to the Diocese of Pueblo in 1993, who allegedly did not report the allegation to law enforcement until 2019. Prior to Fr. Gleeson’s death in 2018, no restrictions were placed on his priestly faculties or his access to children. He is included in the Colorado Attorney General’s Special Master’s Report on “Roman Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Colorado from 1950 to 2019.”

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in Colorado: Pueblo


1967-1968 St. Mary’s, Montrose, CO (PBL)

1969-1970 St. Pius X, Pueblo, CO (PBL)

1971-1980 St. Mary, Las Animas, CO (PBL)

1981-1985 St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, CO (PBL)

1986-1995 Christ the King Church, Pueblo, CO (PBL)

1996-2001 St. Joseph Church, Capulin, CO (PBL)

2002-2012 Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa, CO (PBL)

2008-2012 St. Joseph, Pueblo, CO (PBL); St. Therese, Pueblo, CO (PBL)

2013-2016 Unknown

2017-2018 Sacred Heart, Avondale, CO (PBL)

2018 Died