Regarding Richard Lauinger

Mar 28, 2016
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Archdiocesan Communications,

Richard LauingerRichard R. Lauinger, 85. Ordained in 1956; laicized* in 1975. Allegations of sexual abuse of minors while in ministry have been brought forward to the Archdiocesan Board of Review, considered, and found to be credible.

Parish assignments included serving as an associate pastor at Our Lady of Sorrows, Farmington, Christ the King, Detroit, Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, St. Eugene, Detroit; as co-pastor of St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Clair Shores.

The Archdiocese of Detroit places no deadlines or time limits on reporting the sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and other church personnel. To bring forward a complaint and/or to speak to the Victim Assistance Coordinator contact (866) 343-8055 or

*Formalizes a priest’s return to the status of layperson; severs ties to the diocese.