Bishop Continues To Avoid Discussing Clergy Sexual Abuse AllegationsThe Attorney General promised a sweeping inquiry into the state's six diocese, and on Friday staff from the Attorney General's office was in Joliet looking at records.
Joliet Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Moves Next To Catholic Charities OfficeFather James Nowak has faced a multitude of accusations of child sex abuse. In fact, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet paid out millions of dollars to eight men who claimed Nowak abused them.
Priest On Leave While Joliet Diocese Looks Into Sexual AbuseThe 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.