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Attorneys Marc Pearlman (L) and Jeff Anderson represent alleged victims of abuse. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lawyers Representing Abuse Victims Claim Archdiocese Excluded Them From Process In Document Release

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.

11/11/2014

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Archdiocese Releases Thousands Of Pages Of Priest Sex Abuse Files

It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.

11/06/2014

Rev. Michael O'Connell received a warm welcome at St. Alphonsus Church after a sheriff's investigation found insufficient evidence to prosecute him on allegations he molested a boy 20 years ago. (Credit: CBS)

SNAP Hands Out Leaflets On Investigation Into Pastor Outside St. Alphonsus

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.

10/12/2014

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Two More Men Sue Archdiocese Over Alleged McCormack Abuses

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.

10/08/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Cardinal George To Be Questioned About Sex Abuse Cases

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.

05/29/2014

Former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to several counts of sexually abusing children, and later was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Former Priest McCormack Charged With Sex Abuse

A former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to numerous cases of child molestation is back in police custody tonight.

05/21/2014

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Files Accusing Joliet Priests Of Sex Abuse Released To Public

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.

04/30/2014

Rev. Michael W. O’Connell. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Police Investigating New Abuse Accusation Against Reinstated Priest

Police are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against a Chicago priest who was just re-instated at his north side parish.

04/21/2014

Former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to several counts of sexually abusing children, and later was sentenced to 5 years in prison. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Archdiocese Agrees To Pay More Than $1 Million To Settle Sex Abuse Suit

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.

03/26/2014

Former Boy Scout leader Thomas Hacker (left) and former priest Norbert Maday (right) are accused of molesting boys at an Oak Lawn church in the 1970s. Both men have been convicted of other cases of sexual assault of children. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Wisconsin Department of Corrections)

Suit Accuses Former Priest, Ex-Scout Leader Of Molesting Boys

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.

01/23/2014

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Documents Reveal Knowledge Cardinals Had Of Priest Sex Abuse

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.

01/22/2014

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Files Show Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades Of Child Sex Abuse

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.

01/21/2014

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Archdiocese Releasing 6,000 Pages Of Sex Abuse Documents On Chicago Clergy

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.”

01/15/2014

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Catholics Get First Look At Cardinal’s Letter On Sex Abuse Cases

Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese are getting their first look this morning at a letter from Cardinal George about sex abuse by priests.

01/12/2014

Darryl McArthur has accused former priest Daniel McArthur of sexually abusing him in the 1990s at St. Ailbe Parish, and he said the Chicago Archdiocese knew at the time McCormack was an abuser. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Archdiocese Hit With Another Sex Abuse Suit Over Ex-Priest McCormack

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.

12/11/2013

Daniel J. McCormack.

Archdiocese Of Chicago Settles Sex Abuse Case For $2.3 Million

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.

11/26/2013