|Some Priests Suspected
of Abusing Minors Are on Lists
June 15, 2003
Officials of the Archdiocese of Chicago say they have found "reasonable cause to suspect that sexual abuse of a minor occurred in 55 incidents, dating back 40 years, involving 36 archdiocesan priests."
Listed below are 23 priests or former priests who the Chicago Archdiocese confirms are among the 36, which does not include religious-order priests or priests from other dioceses working in the Chicago Archdiocese. ("Left" means the man left the priesthood.)
Archdiocesan officials have refused to release a complete list of the 36.
Richard Bartz (left)
Walter DeRoeck (left)
James Hagan (left)
William Lupo (left)
Vincent McCaffrey (left)
Kenneth Ruge (dead)
The Diocese of Joliet has refused to say how many of its priests have been removed from ministry because of sexual misconduct with minors. According to news reports from the last 10 years, 12 Joliet priests have been removed for such misconduct. (This does not include religious-order priests or priests from other dioceses serving in the Joliet Diocese). They are:
Lawrence M. Gibbs (left)
J. Anthony Meis (left)
Anthony J. Ross
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