Fr. Alexander Sylvester Baranowski
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL
Newly identified as accused in Chicago archdiocesan report in 3/06. An ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a young girl was reported by the girl’s father to the archdiocese in 1963. Accused of sexually abusing at least five other children. In 4/13, two men filed civil suit against the archdiocese and Baranowski alleging that he abused them on separate overnight trips in 1961-62. Both men were students at St. Wenceslaus grammar school in Chicago when alleged abuse occurred. Died 6/20/11. Resigned from priesthood in 1975. Laicized 8/1976. Reporteldy left the priesthood and went on to marry.
- Baranowski Personnel File
- BA.org Assignment Record
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06
- Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06
- Chicago Tribune 03.21.06
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report 09.15.08
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report 08.16.09
- Chicago Sun-Times 04.22.13
- SNAP Statement 04.24.13
- Archdiiocese of Chicago Documents 11.11.14
- Archdiocese of Chicago List Updated 11.28.18
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