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Murdered Catholic Priest Knew Too Much?

by Matt Abbott

The Rev. Alfred J. Kunz was a priest known and consulted by many in the Catholic Church. He was a canon lawyer, meaning he had thorough expertise in the laws of the Church -the Code of Canon Law, as it is known. He also was a staunch defender of orthodoxy, not much liked by Catholic liberals (at least, those who actually knew of him), and a thorn in the side to those who desire to see authentic Christianity wiped off the face of the earth.

In March of 1998, Fr. Kunz was found murdered. Brutally murdered. And his murder remains unsolved. For a little background of the case, I give you the following text, provided by Detective Kevin Hughes of the Dane County Sheriff's Office:

"On March 4, 1998, at 7:00 a.m., the body of Fr. Alfred J. Kunz, DOB 4/15/30, was found in the hallway of St. Michael School. The school is in the Village of Dane, population approximately 600, located in rural Dane County 5 miles northwest of Madison, Wis., the state capital.

"Fr. Kunz was the victim of a homicide. His throat was cut with an edged weapon severing the carotid artery. He died as a result of blood loss. The body was discovered by a teacher arriving at the school and was found lying in the hallway near the door to the father's living quarters in the school. All the doors to the school were locked and there was no sign of forced entry.

"Fr. Kunz was a traditional Roman Catholic priest, who had served at St. Michael Church for 32 years. He had strong traditional orthodox Roman Catholic views that were evidenced by the fact that he conducted Latin Masses as well as English Masses. He was an expert in canon law, the law of the Church, and as such many people nationwide consulted with him.

"On the night prior to the homicide, Fr. Kunz participated in the taping of a religious radio talk program, which was to be aired at a later date. After the taping, at 10:00 p.m., he was dropped off at St. Michael Church/school by another priest. Subsequent to that, at about 10:30 p.m., he had a phone conversation with another priest.

"Investigators believe the killer is someone that Fr. Kunz knew and is familiar with the village and St. Michael's. Fr. Kunz was probably not fearful of the killer. The attack was cowardly, unprovoked, and unexpected. The particular motive is unknown but may be related to jealousy, revenge, betrayal, or any other issue which was personal to the killer...."

There are, of course, at least a few theories about who, or what, might have been behind Kunz's murder. The prominent theory is that Kunz was killed because he "knew too much." About what? About the sexual misconduct of some men of the cloth. Men who were able to cover up their misdeeds for years, even decades. Men who formed the underbelly of the American church.

A significant aspect of that underbelly is the homosexual network, a network that has existed for a long time but is seldom if ever discussed in politically correct circles. Actively homosexual priests who seek to destroy the Church from within. This is the homosexual network. "Never underestimate the power of this network," Kunz reportedly once told a close associate.

Kunz was an advisor to the Illinois-based Roman Catholic Faithful (RCF), headed by lay Catholic activist Stephen Brady. RCF investigated the misdeeds of the now-former bishop of Springfield, Ill., Daniel Ryan. (For more information about RCF's work, visit

The police are, understandably, very tight-lipped about the status of their investigation into the Kunz homicide. But, to my knowledge, the investigation continues. In fact, press reports have stated that the police have interviewed over 2,000 people during the course of their ongoing investigation.

So if and when the case is finally solved, we'll know for sure. We'll know the full story. But, until then, all we have is speculation. Educated speculation, that is. And, I would submit, a little educated speculation - coupled with a lot of prayer - can go a long way.


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1 - 2 of 2 Comments

  1. Roland Fernandez
    4 years ago

    I am indeed very distressed to hear of the 1998 murder of Fr. Alfred Kunz , a leading light in the Traditional Catholic Church and a bravely outspoken Traditional Roman Catholic priest against the cult of pedophile predator priests. Fr. Alfred Kunz life and death is a exemplery case of a worthy son of God who stood by the True Faith and paid for it with his life.

    It is my sincere appeal to Catholic authors in the United States to author a books celebratiing the life of this great priest and great man - a hero for Roman Catholic Traditionalism - to research his life especially in the context of his fight against predator pedophile priests.

    I cannot belive that this good priest was expelled from his priestly community on grounds that he interfered with the image of the community. I cannot imagine that his superiors had the nerve to castigate this good priest for his work on the side of Catholic justice and his fight against corruption. Unfortunately, I live in India and cannot do anything from here but I would request good American Traditional Roman Catholics and other Catholics to demand an explanation for the Fr. Kunz's termination from his religious order and to hold responsible his superiors who made this decision. Also, I pray that American Roman Catholics and people of good conscience put pressure on the justice and police departments to find the killers of Fr. Kunz. and to expose the conspirators behind his murder.

    As a recent convert to Traditional Roman Catholicism (2006) from the fraudulent post-councilor Vatican-II faith, I have discovered a treasure house of knowledge in regard to the True Traditional Catholic Faith and I am proud to know that our brother in Faith, Fr. Alfred Kunz, is certainly the latest example of a true and dedicated Traditional Roman Catholic priest. I hope and pray that this good priest will soon be canonized; I will certainly look forward to that day.

  2. Gregory Moule
    5 years ago

    Does anyone have an update on this murder investigation? Please email me. Thank you.

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