Fr. Edwin G. Kastner (Edwin H. Kastner): Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Edwin G. Kastner (Edwin H. Kastner)

Ordained: 1951

  • 1952-1956: Blessed Sacrament, Belleville, IL (BEL)
  • 1957-1959: St. Clare, O’Fallon, IL (BEL)
  • 1960-1961: St. Barbara, Okawville, IL (BEL)
  • 1962-1963: St. Elizabeth, Ava, IL (BEL)
  • 1964-1965: St. Mary, Mound City, IL (BEL)
  • 1966-1982: St. Joseph, Lebanon, IL (BEL)
  • 1983-1985: Seven Dolors of the B.V.M., Valmeyer, IL (BEL)
  • 1986-1993: St. Rose, St. Rose, IL (BEL)
  • 1994-1995: Leave of Absence (BEL)
  • 1996-2011: Retired (BEL) – Belleville Chancery
  • 2012: Retired (BEL)
  • 2012: Died

Fr. Edwin Kastner has been accused of sexually abusing at least one minor. In 1994, Fr. Kastner was permanently removed from active ministry after allegations that he had sexual contact with a teenage boy 20 years earlier. In 2018, Fr. Kastner was included on the Diocese of Belleville’s list of “Clergy who are Currently Removed from Ministry after Credibly Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors, or Serious Sexual Misconduct with Adults.” Fr. Kastner’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1994 until his death are unknown.