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Priest Sex Abuse Costing Chicago Archdiocese $220 Million And Rising
Church Militant ^ | 9/18/19 | Martina Moyski

Posted on 09/22/2019 7:16:14 AM PDT by marshmallow

Chairman of finance council: 'Claims come forward every time you turn around'

CHICAGO (ChurchMilitant.com) - A prominent sex abuse attorney announced at a press conference on Sept. 17 that he recently settled cases for long-ago sexual misdeeds for more than $80 million for 160 victims over the last two decades.

The more than $80 million the Chicago archdiocese has paid since 2001, attorney Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson & Associates said, represents a large chunk of the estimated $220 million that the archdiocese had spent in total to settle such claims.

The financial toll of priest sex abuse on the Chicago Archdiocese: $220 million and climbing https://t.co/sR9IFAbls3 — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) September 18, 2019

The $80 million includes new settlements that Anderson said were reached in recent days on behalf of seven victims of five former priests:

Daniel McCormack — McCormack alone has already cost the archdiocese millions of dollars and has been accused of abusing more than two dozen boys and young men, mostly while he was serving as a priest, coach and teacher at St. Agatha's parish on the West Side.

John William Curran — Curran was removed from ministry in 1994 and was eventually named as the subject of as many as 18 different complaints of child abuse over two decades, according to priest abuse files released by the archdiocese in 2014. While serving at St. Christina's Church on Chicago's South Side, he molested young boys in his room in the rectory in the 1980s. He died in 2000.

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1 posted on 09/22/2019 7:16:14 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Face it. The tolerance of homosexuals within the clergy is an ongoing disaster. They will do what they do and can never be trusted.


2 posted on 09/22/2019 7:22:05 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: allendale; marshmallow; ebb tide

So long as true victims get most of the money, Bernadine gets the credit that he deserves, and Cupich ends up tied up in knots both in terms of finances and time, while I abhor the remote cause, the proposed solution strikes me as having a great amount of upside, while not capable of remedying everything.


3 posted on 09/22/2019 7:26:46 AM PDT by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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To: marshmallow

I Hope they go bankrupt.


4 posted on 09/22/2019 9:02:36 AM PDT by Rapscallion (If they are not for Trump, they are against him. Fire them.)
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To: Rapscallion

https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/catholic-dioceses-and-orders-filed-bankruptcy-and-other-major-settlements

Several have gone bankrupt. Here’s a detailed list.


5 posted on 09/22/2019 9:56:19 AM PDT by Marchmain (peace...pax)
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To: marshmallow

The RCC didn’t just turn a blind eye to this. That would have been bad enough. They actively aided and abetted it, covered it up, and knowingly allowed it to continue.

They have no one but themselves to blame.

No one.

L


6 posted on 09/22/2019 9:59:14 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: marshmallow

The Catholic church has had a fag priest problem for decades if not centuries and chose to ignore it


7 posted on 09/22/2019 12:40:22 PM PDT by okie 54
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