Letter to Parishioners from Fr. Larry Sullivan

Christ the King Parish [Chicago IL]

April 19, 2021

Dear Parishioners,

I am aware of an accusation against me that has been posted on social media regarding an
incident that occurred in 1984 when I was 18 years old and had just completed high school. I
do recall the night described: I was at a fast-food restaurant and I made unwelcome verbal
comments to a female employee that upset her to the extent that her parents and the police
were contacted. There was no physical interaction between me and the young woman. I was
in the restaurant and spoke to the police, and I left the restaurant without any further police

I was then, and am now, ashamed and deeply sorry that my words caused pain and hardship
to her.

I want to be clear that these allegations were brought to my attention after having been
presented on social media and I have not been formally advised that any complaint has been
made to the Archdiocese. Nevertheless, I have reported this video to the Archdiocese myself.

I pray that my accuser accepts my sincere apology and that it provides her with healing. I am
also praying that the impact of this matter does not bring unnecessary strife to our faith

Fr. Larry Sullivan

*This statement was emailed to the parishioners of Christ the King on April 19, 2021 – 2:48 pm.
Since that time, a formal complaint has been made to the Archdiocese of Chicago.