3 Men Settle Sex Abuse Suit against Priest

Chicago Tribune
November 21, 2006

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a financial settlement with three men who say former Pilsen pastor Rev. Terrence Fitzmaurice sexually abused them in the early 1970s, church officials confirmed Monday.

At least 15 men have accused Fitzmaurice, a member of the Benedictine order, of molesting them as youths in a building the priest dubbed "the clubhouse," which was adjacent to St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St., said the men's attorney, Phillip Aaron of Seattle.

Three of the men reached an undisclosed financial settlement in April. The others are still negotiating.

"We can confirm we have in fact entered settlements concerning the conduct of Father Fitzmaurice together with the Benedictines," said archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Burritt.

Fitzmaurice, who served at St. Procopius from the late 1960s until 1986, is not involved in any ministry, Burritt said. Benedictine officials did not return calls Monday.


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