WATCH: Sanctuary of Sin

WGN Films presents “Sanctuary of Sin,” a look at a little-known religious order and the role it played in the Catholic church sex abuse crisis. Part 1: Clergy sex abuse survivor shares story   Part 2: How a religious order became a sanctuary for pedophile priests Part 3: Changes proposed for religious order that houses … Read more

Father Michael Pfleger AGAIN Removed From Ministry During Investigation of ANOTHER Child Sex Abuse Allegation

This is the second time in less than two years Pleger has been investigated for sexual abuse. The Archdiocese of Chicago released a statement Saturday letting parishioners of a church on the South Side know their senior pastor had been removed while a child sexual abuse allegation is investigated. Cardinal Blase Cupich penned the letter … Read more

Chicago’s Most Infamous Pedophile Priest Takes The Fifth

Daniel McCormack served five years in prison for molesting young boys. Now, he’s a free man but his legal troubles are far from over. WGN Investigates has learned the former priest spent hours being deposed Wednesday by attorneys in several pending civil cases. The plaintiffs allege they were sexually abused by McCormack. “His demeanor was … Read more

Illinois Court Says Pedophile Ex-Priest Can’t Be Held Beyond Sentence

An Illinois appeals court has reversed a trial judge’s ruling that a convicted child molester and defrocked priest can be held longer than his sentence, according to a Tuesday court filing. A three-judge panel of the Illinois First District Appellate Court ruled Cook County prosecutors failed to prove Daniel McCormack’s mental disorder would likely cause … Read more