Priests Listed in Settlement
August 13, 2008
Robert C. Becker
Status: Deceased. Abuse suit against him settled in 2003. More
abuse allegations in 2006, at least one claim settled with archdiocese
Joseph R. Bennett
Status: Accused of abusing two girls between 1967 and 1973 at St. John
de la Salle. Removed in February 2006.
Status: Resigned 1993. Accused of abuse in March 2006, sued in April 2006.
Victims allege abuse from 1982 to 1990. Previous settlement in 1989.
James C. Hagan
Status: Allegations of abuse that took place from 1994-96 and in years
prior. Resigned 1997. Part of larger 2005 settlement. Suit filed against
him in 2006.
Thomas F. Kelly
Status: Deceased. Abuse allegations against him in 1973. Part of larger
Norbert J. Maday
Status: Convicted in 1994 of sexually assaulting two boys. Given 20-year
prison sentence. Part of 2003 archdiocese settlement. Another suit filed
in 2006. At least one claim settled in 2007.
Robert E. Mayer
Status: Settled civil suit in 1982, no charges. Convicted in 1992 of abusing
13-year-old girl. Got three years in jail. Civil suit filed by four men
in 2006 alleging abuse. At least one claim settled in 2007.
Daniel J. McCormack
Status: Removed. Accused of abusing multiple victims at St. Agatha Parish
and Our Lady of the Westside School. Pleaded guilty in July 2007 to five
felonies. Sentenced to five years in prison. One case settled in September
2007 for $1.65 million.
Status: Resigned 1970.
Kenneth C. Ruge
Status: Deceased. Accused of abuse, removed in 1991. Part of 2003 settlement
by archdiocese. More allegations of abuse surfaced in 2006. At least one
claim settled in 2007.
James R. Steel
Status: Left priesthood 1992, laicized 2001. Accused of abuse in 2002.
Allegations substantiated by archdiocese review board in 2006.
Sources: Sun-Times, www.bishopaccount ability.org, 2006 Archdiocese of
Chicago Professional Responsibility Review Board report.