John Feeney

Ordained: 1952

John Patrick Feeney was accused and convicted of abusing numerous children — both boys and girls.  At least 12 victims have come forward.  Feeney found work as a priest in Wisconsin, California, and Nevada and was assigned to 18 parishes in 30 years.  Complaints of sexual abuse were lodged against him at many different parishes.

He was removed from ministry in 1986 after being accused of smuggling drug paraphernalia into a Nevada prison in exchange for sex with prisoners. Feeney was arrested in 2002 for the 1978 sexual assaults of the two young brothers in Wisconsin. He was convicted in 2004 and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Feeney was defrocked by the Vatican in 2005. He was released from prison to a Wisconsin halfway house in November 2011, and is a registered sex offender.

Father Feeney's Assignments

St. Joseph's Green Bay, WI1952..1954
Patronage of St. Joseph Sturgeon Bay, WI1954..1955
St. Rose's Clintonville, WI1955..1956
St. Peter's Oshkosh, WI1956..1958
Holy Redeemer Two Rivers, WI1958..1961
St. Theresa's Appleton, WI1961..1963
Immaculate Conception (St. Mary's) Chilton, WI1963..1965
St. Elizabeth's Kloten, WI1963..1965
SS. Edward and Isidore's Flintville, WI1965..1966
St. Ann's Francis CreekAlgona, WI1966
Holy Name Maplewood, WI1966
St. Joseph's Wautoma, WI1966
Holy Family Elcho, WI1966..1969
St. Mary's Pickerel, WI1966..1969
St. Francis Xavier's De Pere, WI1969..1973
St. Benedict's Suamico, WI1973..1976
St. Pius Little Suamico, WI1973..1976
St. Nicholas' Freedom, WI1976..1979
St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Stockbridge, WI1979..1983
San Diego, CA1983
St. Francis de Sales Las Vegas, NV1984..1986?
Christ of the Desert Amargosa Valley, NV1984..1986
Sick Leave1986..1990