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Chicago archdiocese settles abuse suit for $1.2M

May 19, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: The Archdiocese of Chicago has now paid over $12 million to the victims of Daniel McCormack, a former priest who was born in 1968, ordained in 1994, and named dean of a deanery in 2005. He pled guilty to sexually abusing minors in 2007.

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  • Posted by: feedback - May. 20, 2022 11:55 AM ET USA

    The "over $12 million" paid to the victims of McCormack could be for the past year alone. Ten years ago, in 2012, the archdiocese paid $23.8 million in settlements related to priest sexual misconduct... "Attorneys for plaintiffs say the lion’s share of the 2012 total [of $23.8 million] went to alleged McCormack victims." Source: https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/attorneys-question-chicagos-cardinal-george-for-hours-about-sex-abuse

  • Posted by: feedback - May. 20, 2022 8:26 AM ET USA

    The Feb 10, 2016, Chicago Tribune article (link below), in paragraphs 10-12, discloses that McCormack was a known active homosexual while in the seminary "formation" and was still ordained a priest in full knowledge of his moral corruption by the archbishop (Bernardin), the faculty, and fellow students. Curiously, four of McCormack's classmates have been recently made bishops by cdl Cupich. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-daniel-mccormack-punitive-damages-met-20160210-story.html