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SNAP of Tennessee

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - Tennessee 

William Kantner

William Kantner - Returned to ministry at St. Peter Villa. West Tennessee Catholic Newspaper:   When did the allegation of abuse come to the knowledge of the diocese of Memphis?  When did they remove him from ministry?  Were the people notified of the allegation and pending decision by the diocesan review board?  Will you be shocked if the answers to these questions show a disregard for the safety of the people of St. Peter Villa, St. Peter Manor, Target House and Memphis Catholic High School?
William Kanter:
  • Request for reopening of investigation of sex abuse allegation.  Click here.




Assignments for 2001 - Note William Kantner's assignment is highlighted

June 14, 2001

Bishop Steib Announces New Appointments

The Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. announces the following clergy appointments, effective June 27, 2001:

Rev. William J. Parham, currently Pastor of St. Mary, Jackson, is appointed Pastor of Church of the Incarnation, Collierville.

Rev. James K. McCarver, currently Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Union City, is appointed Pastor of St. Mary, Jackson.

Rev. J. David Graham, Director of Vocations, is appointed Pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle, Lexington, and St. Regina Mission, Parsons.

Rev. Edward K. Fisher, currently Chaplain in the Bureau of Prisons, is appointed Pastor of St. Mary, Camden, and Holy Family Mission, Huntingdon.

Rev. Joseph Lattus, currently Associate Pastor of St. Mary, Jackson, is appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Union City.

Rev. Gary E. Lamb, currently Chaplain in the Military Ordinariate, is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Mary, Jackson.

Rev. Msgr. John R. Batson, currently retired, is appointed Administrator of Church of the Holy Spirit, Memphis.

Rev. William R. Kantner, currently Pastor of Church of the Incarnation, Collierville, is given permission to seek incardination in the Diocese of Allentown, PA.

Rev. Milton J. Guthrie, currently Pastor of Holy Names Church, Memphis, is appointed Sacramental Minister of Holy Names Church, Memphis.

Rev. Albert E. Kirk, currently Pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit, Memphis, is given permission for a sabbatical leave of six months.

Rev. Stephen K. Kenny, currently Pastor of St. Mary, Camden and Holy Family, Huntingdon, is given permission for a leave of absence.

Deacon Richard Griffith, currently serving Church of the Holy Spirit, Memphis, is appointed Director of Campus Ministry.

Deacon Bill Davis, currently serving St. Francis of Assisi, Cordova, is appointed Pastoral Administrator of St. Philip the Apostle Church, Somerville.

Dr. Mary McDonald is appointed Secretary for the Department of Education.

Deacon Curtiss J. Talley, currently Director of Multi-Cultural Ministries, is appointed Pastoral Administrator of Holy Names Church, Memphis.

Fr. Edward J. Galvin, S.M.A. and Fr. Derran Combs, O.F.M. have been reassigned by their religious orders.

http://www.cdom.org/wtc/wtc_archives/wtc061401/wtc_pages/cover_story1.html

 

Assignments for 2002 - Note William Kantner's assignment is highlighted

June 13, 2002

Bishop Steib announces clergy changes in Diocese of Memphis

The Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. announces the following appointments, effective June 26, 2002:

Reverend Eric Peterson, currently Associate Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Cordova, is appointed Pastor of St. Mary, Memphis.

Reverend Joseph Dao Vu, S.V.D., a member of the Chicago Province of the Divine Word Missionaries, is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart, Memphis.

Reverend John S. Geaney, C.S.P., a member of the Paulist Fathers, is appointed Pastor of St. Augustine, Memphis.

Reverend Robert Marshall, currently Associate Pastor of Church of the Incarnation, Collierville, is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart, Humboldt, and St. Matthew Mission, Milan.

Reverend Charles A. Bauer, currently Pastor of Sacred Heart, Humboldt, and St. Matthew Mission, Milan, is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi.

Reverend Wayne H. Arnold, currently Associate Pastor of St. Louis, Memphis, is appointed Associate Pastor of Church of the Incarnation, Collierville.

Reverend John Pecararo, newly ordained, is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Louis, Memphis.

Reverend Frank Drzaic, S.V.D., a member of the Chicago Province of the Divine Word Missionaries, currently residing at Sacred Heart, Memphis, was appointed Associate Pastor of Sacred Heart, Memphis, January 23, 2002.

Reverend Benedict Kim, S.V.D., a member of the Chicago Province of the Divine Word Missionaries, is appointed Minister to the Korean Catholic Community, Memphis, and assisting at Sacred Heart, Memphis.

Reverend Anthony Clark, S.V.D., a member of the Chicago Province of the Divine Word Missionaries, is appointed Sacramental Pastor of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Memphis.

Reverend Paul Wangaih, currently a priest of the Archdiocese in Kenya, is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Michael, Memphis.

Reverend Ruben Villanueva, priest of the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines, is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Paul, Whitehaven, and ministering to the Catholic Philippines Community.

Reverend William R. Kantner, currently Associate Pastor at St. Ambrose Church in the Diocese of Allentown, is appointed Sacramental Minister for St. Peter Village.

Reverend J. Keith Stewart, Associate Pastor of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, is appointed Director of Vocations/Seminarians.

Reverend David B. Knight, currently Pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Memphis, is given permission to retire from active ministry.

http://www.cdom.org/wtc/wtc_archives/wtc061302/wtc_pages/cover_story1.html

Assignments for 2003 and 2004

William Kantner is not listed in the assignments for 2003 and 2004. This generally means that he remained at the same assignment in 2005 as he had had in 2004.  

 Click here for the 2003 assignments from the West Tennessee Catholic.  

 Click here for the 2004 assignments from the West Tennessee Catholic.

Assignments for 2005 - Note William Kantner's assignment is highlighted

May 26, 2005

APPOINTMENTS FOR THE DIOCESE OF MEMPHIS

The Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. announces the following appointments, effective on the respective dates:

 Reverend John V. Atkinson, currently Pastor of St. Michael Church, Memphis, will retire from administrative responsibility, with residency at Villa Vianney, Cordova, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Charles A. Bauer, currently Associate Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cordova, is hereby appointed Associate Pastor, St. Michael Church, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Victor P. Ciaramitaro, currently Pastor of Holy Cross Church, Paris, is hereby appointed Pastor, St. Michael Church, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Richard A. Cortese, currently Associate Pastor of St .Louis Church, Memphis, is hereby appointed Associate Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Edward K. Fisher, currently Pastor of St. Mary Church, Camden  and  Holy Family Church, Huntington, is hereby appointed Pastor, Holy Cross Church, Paris, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend J. David Graham, currently Pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Lexington  and St. Regina Mission, Parsons, is hereby appointed Pastor, St. Anne Church, Highland, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Patrick K. Heenan, currently Pastor of St. James Church, Memphis, will retire from administrative responsibility, with residence at Villa Vianney, Cordova, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Mr. John Hourican, transitional deacon to be ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 2005, is herely appointed Associate Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi, Cordova, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend William R. Kantner, currently Chaplain at St. Peter Manor and St. Peter Villa, Memphis, is hereby appointed Pastor, St. James Church, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Mr. Joseph Kaump, transitional deacon to be ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 2005, is hereby appointed Associate Pastor, St. Louis Church, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Joseph Thinh Duc Nguyen, currently Associate Pastor of St. Ann Church, Bartlett, is hereby appointed Chaplain, St. Peter Manor and St. Peter Villa, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005. He remains Sacramental Minister of Our Lady of Fatima Vietnamese Community, Memphis.

 Reverend John Pecoraro, currently Associate Pastor of St. Louis Church, Memphis, is hereby appointed Pastor of St. Mary Church, Camden and Holy Family Church, Huntington, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend James L. Pugh, currently Pastor of St. Anne Church, Highland, Memphis, is hereby appointed Pastor, St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Lexington  and  St. Regina Mission, Parsons, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend J. Keith Stewart, currently Associate Pastor of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Memphis and currently Vocation and Formation Director, Memphis, is hereby appointed full-time Diocesan Vocation and Formation Director, with residency at St. Anne (Highland), Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Joseph L. Tagg, III, currently Administrator of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Memphis, is hereby appointed Associate Pastor, St. Ann, Bartlett, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Alphonso Carew, currently Associate Pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit, Memphis, will be re-assigned by Archbishop Ganda, Sierre Leone, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Herbert Ene, currently Associate Pastor of Holy Cross Church, Paris, is hereby appointed Associate Pastor, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend James Vellenkal, currently Associate Pastor of St. Mary Church, Jackson, will return to his home diocese in India, effective June 29, 2005.

 Reverend Mathew Burra, A.L.C.P., currently Associate Pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Memphis, is being re-appointed by his community, effective June 29, 2005.

 

Reverend Mathew Panackachira, M.S.B.S., currently Associate Pastor of St. Michael Church, Memphis, is hereby appointed Associate Pastor, Church of the Holy Spirit, Memphis, effective June 29, 2005.

About Kantner's victims - press release from SNAP of Tennessee