Priest Returns To Lakeview Church After Police Find Abuse Allegations UnsupportedFather Michael O'Connell returned to face his parishioners at St. Alphonsus in Lakeview. They gave him a standing ovation, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
Priest Reinstated After Sex Abuse Allegation Deemed UnfoundedThe 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.
Lakeview Priest Steps Aside Amid Sex Abuse AllegationsThe 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.