Salvatorian priest removed for inappropriate conduct

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A retired Salvatorian priest serving in Kiel, Wisconsin is being removed from active priestly ministry after a review of personnel files found documentation of inappropriate conduct.

The review implements revised standards for the protection of youth growing out the Dallas Charter formulated by the Unites States Catholic Bishops, which states that any priest, deacon or brother who has been involved in any inappropriate conduct with minors is restricted from any and all public ministry.

While completing a thorough review of the personnel files of Salvatorian priests and brothers, two letters were found from parents indicating inappropriate conduct with youth by Fr. Loren Nys. The physical conduct did not involve private parts, but was deemed inappropriate.

The situation was handled by the Salvatorians at the time and was noted in Nys' personnel file. There have been no other allegations made against Fr. Nys in the 43 years since the incident.

Effective immediately, Fr. Nys is leaving priestly ministry at SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Kiel. He will reside in Milwaukee with the retired Salvatorian priests and brothers under the supervision of the Salvatorian provincialate.