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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:

  • 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.