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Illinois: Attorneys Plan to Release Names of Hundreds of Accused Clergy

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In the weeks since Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a scathing report faulting the Illinois dioceses for failing to investigate hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, a daunting question has lingered on the minds of parishioners: Which priests were accused? Unlike a sweeping grand jury report in Pennsylvania that identified more […]

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Illinois Priest Accused of Abuse Goes AWOL

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he former president of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, who is under criminal investigation for allegations he sexually abused a male student in the mid-1990s, has gone AWOL from the Augustinian order to which he belongs, an official with the religious order said. Sister Mary Ann Hamer, assistant treasurer for the Province of Our […]

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Cupich and Company Accused of Withholding Names of at Least 500 Accused Priests

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The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, the state’s attorney general said Wednesday in a scathing report that accused the church of failing victims by neglecting to investigate their allegations. The preliminary report by Attorney General Lisa Madigan concludes that the Catholic dioceses […]

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Illinois Attorney General: There are More Abusive Priests than Dioceses Disclosed

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Three months into a state investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday said that the number of violators “is more extensive than the Church previously has disclosed to the public.” Attorney General Madigan’s “initial review” has found priests with “credible allegations of sexual abuse against minors” […]