Br. Karl J. Walczak

Religious Order:  Congregation of Christian Brothers

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago, Diocese of Honolulu, Archdiocese of Seattle, Diocese of Joliet

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1970s:  Brother Rice High School; Chicago, IL
  • 1984-1987:  Palma High School; Salinas, CA
  • 1987-1997:  Damien High School – Principal; Honolulu, HI
  • 1997-1998:  Congregation of Christian Brothers, Brother Rice Provinicialate; Joliet, IL
  • 1998-2011:  Brother Rice High School – President; Chicago, IL
  • 2011-2012:  O’Dea High School – Principal; Seattle, IL
  • 10/31/2012:  Resigned


Served as Principal of Damien High School in Honolulu for 10 yrs and as President of Brother Rice High in Chicago for 12 yrs. Also worked in California. Appointed principal of O’Dea High School in Seattle in 2011. Took leave in 8/12 to assist in resolving Order’s bankruptcy in New York. Man filed claim in the Bankruptcy case alleging that he was abused by Walczak in 1970-1971 when he was a freshman student at Br. Rice in Chicago. Walczak resigned 10/31/12. Denied abuse.


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