Kenneth R Greer
Father Ken Greer
priest Archdiocese of Regina Saskatchewan. Ordained 1960. August 1999 GUILTY plea to five counts gross indecency related to abuse of five teenage boys – incidents dating between 1967 and 1975. Sentenced to conditional sentence of 18 months concurrent for each of the five offences. Appealed by the Crown – Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld the sentence, the court apparently agreeing that Greer’s loss of job and reputation was punishment enough.
Picture below: 2009 – Father Kenneth Greer, convicted child molester, concelebrating Mass. (Greer 2nd from the left)
Unless otherwise indicated the following dates and information are drawn from the Canadian Catholic Directory (CCCD) of that date, Faith Alive: Archdiocese of Regina 1910-2010 (FA), media (M), personal information (P)
Served at St. Joseph RC Church in Indian Head at some time, dates unknown at this time (FA)
29 July 2015: Died
2010: address in Regina, Saskatchewan same as that of 2002. (CCCD)
10 March 2010: Said prayers at Regina funeral home – identified as “Rev. Ken Greer.”
20 September 2009: St. Joseph RC Church, Bolognie, Saskatchewan. Concelebrated Mass and gave the homily at a 50 the anniversary of ordination celebrations for Father Gordon Rushka. The following is an excerpt of a write-up of the event on the Archdiocese of Regina’s website http://www.archregina.sk.ca/NewsFatherRushka5020090921.htm
“On Sunday, September 20, the parishioners of St. Joseph Parish – Balgonie, and St. Agnes Parish – Pilot Butte celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ordination of former pastor, Rev. Gordon Rushka in the presence of many fellow priests, sisters, religious, family members, and friends. The church was filled to capacity with family members and parishioners. ……
“The celebration day on September 20, 2009 started with Sunday Liturgy with Rev. Ken Greer as homilist and several brother priests in attendance……
“The celebration continued with a luncheon and program attended by close to 300 people in the Balgonie Multi-Plex….” Daniel Joseph Bohan Archbishop of Regina 30 Mar 2005 – )
Why does this clerical molester have faculties to say Mass? What was a clerical molester doing giving the homily?
2002: 263 Williston Dr., Regina, Saskatchewan. Phone: 306-525-6014 (CCCD)
2000: 8-3832 Regina Ave., Regina, Sask. Phone: 306-525-6014 (CCCD)
In a treatment program in the States (M)
1999: GUILTY plea (M)
1999, 1998: 2 Stony Cresc West, Lethbridge 403-380-3211 (Archdiocese of Calgary, Alberta) (CCCD)
1992-1997: St. Gerard’s RC Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan (FA)
“The total thrust of Father Greer’s ministry was the involvement of the laity. Mary Ann Scherr was hired as music coordinator. Training sessions were provided for interested laity who became more involved in the life of the parish…” (FA)
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996: Pastor, St. Gerard’s RC Church, Yorkton, Sask (CCCD) (Peter Joseph Mallon Archbishop of Regina 9 Jun 1995 – Mar 2005)
1975-1993: Military Chaplain (FA)
1992: CFB Trenton, ON (CCCD)
1991: CFB Esquimalt, FMO Victoria, British Columbia (CCCD)
1985-86: Chaplain, CFB Cold Lake Alberta (Medley, Alberta) (CCCD)
Late 70s: living in North Bay, Ontario with his mother. (P) I think he must have been serving at the military chapel in North Bay at the time?
(why did Greer become a military chaplain in 1975? Did someone report him? Or, is it sheer coincidence that, after he had been busily molesting young lads in Dysart, he left Dysart and headed off to be a military chaplain?)
1969-1975: Dysart, Saskatchewan (M)
Sex abuse convictions relate to Greer’s time in Dysart, Saskatchewan (M)
1973-74: Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Dysart, with mission at Sacred Heart in Lipton, Saskatchewan (CCCD) (Charles Aimé Halpin Archbishop of Regina Sep 1973 – April 1994
1971-72: Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Dysart, with mission at Sacred Heart in Lipton, Saskatchewan (CCCD)
1968-69: Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Dysart, Saskatchewan with mission at Sacred Heart in Lipton, Saskatchewan (CCCD)
St. John the Baptist, Dysart, Saskatchewan (FA)
1967: Pastor, Holy Angels, McLean, Saskatchewan with missions at St. Mary RC Church in Edenwold and St. Agnes in Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan(CCCD)
1960: Ordained (Michael Cornelius O’Neill, Archbishop of Regina December 1947-September 1973)
as a child attended St. Joseph RC Church in Ceylon, Saskatchewan. (Father Eldon McGrath, another convicted molester from the Regina Archdiocese, was also from St. Joseph. McGrath was ordained April 1949)
17 January 2011: BLOG Whose fault was it?
From Injustice busters: http://injusticebusters.com/index.htm/sex.htm
Father Kenneth Greer
Kenneth Greer was a priest who diddled boys in Dysart, where he was parish priest, and at summer camp. He pled guilty to five counts of sexual touching after initially mainta ining his innocence. He changed his mind only after pre ssure from within the church. He will be sentenced August 9. His lawyer, in asking for a conditional sentence, said Greer never threatened or forced his victims and did not hold much power over their lives that he could exploit! Isn’t being in charge of their souls a position of power? The Crown is asking for 18-30 months. This dirty old fart is 65 years old and he could live a long time. He is no longer a priest and hangs out in Regina and Lethbridge. Go ahead and forgive him but don’t let him anywhere near boys! Greer will be free any day now — in fact he might be out there already!
Defence counsel referred the Court to a transcript of the sentencing decision of Fenwick, P.C.J. in the case of R. v. Kenneth Greer, dated August 9, 1999, a 65-year old Roman Catholic priest at Dysart, Saskatchewan, who plead guilty to five acts of gross indecency against five individuals between the years of 1968 and 1974. The learned Provincial Court Judge in that case sentenced the priest to a conditional sentence of 18 months concurrent for each of the five offences. It should be noted, however, in that case the accused plead guilty and thus the complainants did not have to go through the trauma of testifying at trial and the accused had realized his actions were illegal and immoral and had actively sought treatment for his illness.
Former priest avoids jail time
Last Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2000 | 7:39 PM ET
A retired Catholic priest convicted of molesting boys has once again avoided jail time.
An appeal court has denied a prosecution attempt to increase the sentence against Father Ken Greer. He had been given an 18 month conditional sentence, and ordered to undergo treatment for assaults that took place 30 years ago.
The Crown argued that Greer should go to jail.
Greer’s lawyer is happy that the court of appeal didn’t agree. He says his client has been punished enough. “His reputation has been ruined. And that can’t be recovered”, Doug Andrews says. “That’s lost. And at 66 years of age, that’s all most people have, is their former work reputation.”
Greer is still undergoing a treatment program run by the Roman Catholic Church in the United States.
Priest who molested boys avoids jail again
Last Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2000 | 6:11 PM ET
The Crown’s second attempt to put a retired Catholic priest in jail for sex offences failed today. The Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that Father Kenneth Greer should NOT be imprisoned.
Greer molested several boys in the Dysart area. The appeal court agreed that the loss of his job and reputation was punishment enough.
The 66 year-old is in a treatment program in the United States.
10 August 1999
Sex abuser won’t see jail
A retired Roman Catholic priest who sexually abused five teenage boys won’t go to jail but will serve an 18-month conditional sentence in the community.
“No penalty will ever come close to righting the wrongs done against the victims,” provincial court Judge Dennis Fenwick said of Kenneth Greer’s
crimes. Mr. Greer, 65, was the parish priest in Dysart, 70 kilometres north-east of Regina, from 1969-1975. He was charged last year with five counts of gross indecency and pleaded guilty at an earlier court appearance.