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Chicago archdiocese settles with another McCormack victim for $3.2M

February 03, 2014

With the assistance of a mediator, the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $3.2-million settlement with another man who alleged abuse by ex-priest Daniel McCormack.

The archdiocese has already settled suits brought by some of the other young men who report that McCormack molested them.

The McCormack case had an important impact on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2010. Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, then the USCCB vice president, had previously been rector of the Mundelein seminary, where McCormick was trained for the priesthood. As the controversy grew, the US bishops broke with precedent and chose Cardinal Timothy Dolan, rather than the conference’s vice president, as USCCB president.


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  • Posted by: feedback - Feb. 03, 2014 1:57 PM ET USA

    According to bishop-accountability(org) Daniel McCormack was appointed the Dean of Students 1997-2000 at Chicago's St. Joseph College Seminary. Kicanas became a bishop in 1995 and served as Vicar for Vicariate I in the Chicago Archdiocese until being moved to Arizona in 2001. Here is the big question: WHO (and WHY?) made Daniel McCormack the Dean of Students at a College Seminary, when he already had awful reputation?