Fr. Stanley Staniszewski: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Stanley Staniszewski

Ordained:  1974

  • 1975-1978: St. Stanislaus, Michigan City, IN (GRY)
  • 1979: Nativity of Our Savior, Portage, IN (GRY)
  • 1980-1982: Holy Trinity, Hammond, IN (GRY)
  • 1983: St. Michael, Schererville, IN (GRY)
  • 1984-1990: Holy Innocents, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1991-1993: Unknown
  • 1994: St. Cyprian, River Grove, IL (CHI)
  • 1995: St. Joseph, St. Joseph, MI (KAL)
  • 1996: St. Monica, Kalamazoo, MI (KAL)
  • 1997: St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI (KAL)
  • 1998: Immaculate Conception, Hartford, MI (KAL)
  • 1999: Unknown
  • 2000-2001: St. Lambert, Sioux Falls, SD (SFS)
  • 2002: Joseph the Workman Church, Huntimer, SD (SFS)
  • 2003-2016: Unknown
  • 2016: Died

Fr. Stanley Staniszewski was ordained for the Archdiocese of Warsaw, Poland in 1974. Fr. Staniszewski is known to have worked in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, South Dakota, and Florida. In February 2002, Fr. Staniszewski had his priestly faculties removed and was asked to leave the Diocese of Sioux Falls. Diocesan officials became concerned when they learned that his previous assignments had not been included in his resume. In November 2003, Fr. Staniszewski again had his priestly faculties removed and was asked to leave, this time by the Diocese of Orlando. Fr. Staniszewski was a “helper priest” at Saint Brendan in Ormond Beach, Florida, when a 70-year-old woman alleged he called her and made sexually explicit comments. In 2008, Fr. Staniszewski was named in a child sexual abuse lawsuit. Fr. Staniszewski allegedly sexually abused a boy, from approximately 1979 to 1981, at St. Casimir in Hammond, Indiana. In 2018, Fr. Staniszewski was included in the Diocese of Gary’s list of “priests who have served in the Diocese of Gary who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.” Fr. Staniszewski’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 2003 until his death in 2016 are unknown.