priest sex abuse
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.
Five days after the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese released more documents related to allegations of abuse by priests, lawyers representing past victims say the archdiocese has excluded a lot.
It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.
Priest sex abuse survivors leafleted outside a Catholic church on Chicago’s North Side Sunday to draw attention to an on-going investigation, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Two more men have filed a joint lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cardinal Francis George, alleging more abuses under convicted child molester and defrocked priest Daniel McCormack.
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.
A former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to numerous cases of child molestation is back in police custody tonight.
The public can now see files of priests from the Diocese of Joliet accused of sexually abusing children thanks to a lawsuit by one of the victims, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Police are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against a Chicago priest who was just re-instated at his north side parish.
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.
It didn’t take long for the Chicago Archdiocese’s release of confidential files on pedophile priests to lead to a new lawsuit, this one accusing a former priest and a former boy scout leader of molesting boys at the same church in the 1970s.
The common link among all the Roman Catholic priests, whose records of alleged sexual abuse were released yesterday, is that they all reported to the Archbishop of Chicago.
While disturbing stories of clergy sexual abuse have wrenched the Roman Catholic Church across the globe, the newly released documents offer the broadest look yet into how one of its largest and most prominent American dioceses responded to the scandal.
The Archdiocese of Chicago said Wednesday it will release 6,000 pages of documents detailing what it knows about decades of clergy sex abuse allegations and how it handled them, calling it an effort to “bring healing to the victims and their families.”
Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese are getting their first look this morning at a letter from Cardinal George about sex abuse by priests.
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.
The Chicago Archdiocese has settled another lawsuit – for millions of dollars – filed by a man who says he was abused by Father Daniel McCormack almost a decade ago.