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Priest Reinstated After Sex Abuse Allegation Deemed Unfounded

The Rev. Michael W. O’Connell will resume his role as pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish on Thursday, according to a statement from Archdiocese of Chicago spokeswoman Susan Burritt.

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Lakeview Priest Steps Aside Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in the Lakeview neighborhood agreed to step aside from day-to-day responsibilities amid an allegation he had sexual contact with a child nearly 20 years ago while working at an Orland Park parish.


Deandrea Little (Left) and Markquis Little (Right). (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Men Charged With Attempting To Rob Priest

Two men are charged with repeatedly harassing and robbing an elderly Catholic priest.


Daniel McCormack

Ex-Priest Daniel McCormack Faces New Trial

Former Chicago priest Daniel McCormack faces a new challenge on Monday


Rev. Daniel Mallette

Longtime Priest Expected To Move From Rectory This Week

The longtime pastor of a Catholic church in the Longwood Manor neighborhood is leaving the position he’s held for 35 years, but he’s not going quietly.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Church Should Not Displace Priest

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson says an 80-year-old Chicago should not be put out to pasture.


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Pastor Of Evergreen Park Church Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Claim

The pastor at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Evergreen Park has resigned, and the Archdiocese of Chicago has removed him from public ministry.


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Joliet Diocese: Bishop Can’t Be Removed From Ministry Despite Having Molested Boy

The Roman Catholic bishop in Joliet is allowing an accused predator priest to return to limited ministry, and advocates for priest sex abuse victims are livid over the decision.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

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Priest On Leave While Joliet Diocese Looks Into Sexual Abuse

The Diocese of Joliet says it is likely that a priest in the diocese engaged in the sexual abuse of a minor more than two decades ago. While the diocese looks further into the allegation, the priest has been placed on administrative leave.


Daniel McCormack

Attorneys: Archdiocese, 4 Victims Of Pedophile Priest Reach $8M Settlement

The victims of sexual abuse will receive about $2 million each, attorneys for the men said in a news release.


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Man Claims Now-Dead Priest Molested Him As Altar Boy Decades Ago

The Chicago Catholic Archdiocese is facing another priest sex abuse lawsuit, involving a now-dead priest who allegedly molested a boy nearly 30 years ago.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

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Suit: Ex-Altar Boy Claims Priest Molested Him

A man filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming a now-deceased Chicago Archdiocese priest molested him more than 20 years ago while he was a parishioner at a Mount Greenwood neighborhood church.


Father John Moulder is a world-class jazz guitarist. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Jazz Guitarist Priest

John Moulder is a Catholic priest who finds spiritual fulfillment and strength by playing jazz guitar. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


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Chicago Priest Tries Hand At Standup Comedy

A Chicago Roman Catholic priest takes a leap of faith tonight when he’s show trying his hand at stand-up comedy.

WBBM Newsradio–02/24/2012

Rev. Gery Stefanski

Longtime Chicago Priest To Be Remembered

Roman Catholics will gather Friday morning for a funeral mass for a priest who served in a number of Chicago parishes. Don’t look for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” on the list.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Rev. Daniel Mallette

Priest Celebrates Mass, Gives Out Gifts For First Time Since Beating

For the first time since the Rev. Daniel Mallette was brutally beaten by two robbers, the 80-year-old priest is appearing in public and giving out gifts to children at his parish school.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Rev. Daniel Mallette

80-Year-Old Priest Severely Beaten In Rectory

It was a scene of sheer terror overnight, two men accosted an 80-year-old Roman Catholic priest as he lay sleeping in his South Side rectory and brutally beat him.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Scales Of Justice

Lawsuit: Counselor Working At Archdiocese Molested Boy

A new sex abuse lawsuit has been filed against the Archdiocese of Chicago, but this one has a twist.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

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Priest Who Used Church Funds For Gambling Gets 60 Days In Jail

Massive thefts of church funds by the Rev. John Regan were so “brazen” they left lifelong Catholic Bryan Mraz questioning his trust in the clergy.


Raymond Lescher, a Joliet priest, says all Catholics should be allowed to speak their views on church issues. (CBS)

Joliet Priest Supports Peer Who Is In Trouble For Ordaining Woman

Father Roy Bourgeois has turned to leading a one-man campaign for women priests. A Joliet priest tells CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley his opinion should be heard.