Pewaukee priest leaving ministry due to relationship with woman

Father Sean O'Connell

PEWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki has confirmed a priest with the Archdiocese will be leaving his pastoral duties, for personal reasons.

Father Sean O'Connell served as a priest at Queen of Apostles parish in Pewaukee.

In a statement, Archbishop Listecki said Father Sean is leaving the ministry due to "failing to exercise good judgement in a relationship he has had with an adult woman."

Archbishop Listecki said: "Father Sean is rightfully embarrassed, ashamed and remorseful about his behavior, as he should be. Although we know we are imperfect beings and subject to temptation, this behavior is not something I expect from our priests. Father Sean will need to address his actions and he will receive assistance in doing so."

Deacon Greg Price is set to serve as a temporary parish director for Queen of Apostles in Pewaukee until a new priest is appointed as parish administrator.