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Chicago priest at center of abuse scandal arrested on new charges

Catholic World News - May 22, 2014

The former priest at the center of a scandal in the Chicago archdiocese, Daniel McCormack, has been arrested on new sex-abuse charges.

McCormack, who was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to abuse charges in 2007, was arrested on a separate charge of criminal abuse. He had been released from prison on parole in 2009.

McCormack’s earlier arrest in 2006 sparked a furious reaction in Chicago when it emerged that officials of the archdiocese had been aware of his troubled history yet allowed him to remain in active ministry. He was laicized in 2007.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - May. 22, 2014 5:24 PM ET USA

    Would that we could have read similar headlines concerning hundreds of other cases these last 15 year. I refer particularly to the beginning words, ''Ex-priest McCormack....''

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