A new lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago accuses the church of perpetuating a “public nuisance” by keeping convicted child molester and defrocked priest Daniel McCormack in positions with access to children despite accusations of abuse.
Chicago’s new archbishop is making his first pastoral visit Sunday since taking office, and he walked into a West Side parish still reeling from the priest sex abuse scandal in the archdiocese.
On Sunday, Cupich will lead mass at St. Agatha Parish, a predominantly black parish in the Lawndale neighborhood. That’s the church where former priest Daniel McCormack sexually abused several boys.
Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine and looks ahead to retirement, not really knowing what it will hold.
Daniel McCormack pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse before Judge Angela Munari Petrone.
Archdiocesan spokesperson Colleen Dolan said George has sat for several rounds of such questioning, known as depositions. Dolan said lawyers for the alleged victims want a video record this time in the event that the Cardinal dies or is too ill to testify in court.
Daniel McCormack’s attorney Daniel Coyne said the former priest is currently receiving treatment and said he suffers a “mental disorder” and is a “sexually violent person.”
A judge denied bond to a pedophile ex-priest who is now facing additional sexual abuse charges.
The Archdiocese of Chicago agreed to pay $1.68 million to $2.1 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged former priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack sexually abused a former fifth grade student at Our Lady of the Westside School, the plaintiff’s attorney announced Wednesday.
The three men all alleged that the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George were all negligent in the hiring and retention of former priest Daniel McCormack.
A nearly $3.2 million settlement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Chicago in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse with a minor by former priest Daniel McCormack, attorneys in the case said Thursday.
Unlike many other lawsuits filed against the Chicago Archdiocese by men who said they’ve been abused by priests, there is a name attached to this suit.
A former student at a West Side Catholic school is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago, claiming convicted former priest Daniel McCormack molested him 10 years ago.
The victims of sexual abuse will receive about $2 million each, attorneys for the men said in a news release.
A lawsuit is expected to be filed today against the Roman Catholic Church – specifically, the Vatican – over a former priest who molested young boys on the city’s West Side.
Two more young men filed suit Thursday claiming that Daniel McCormack sexually abused them when he served as pastor at St. Agatha parish in the Lawndale community on the West Side.
A man filed a lawsuit against convicted sexual abuser Daniel McCormack and the Diocese of Chicago, claiming the ex-priest repeatedly molested him.