Fr. Richard Barry Bartz
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL
In the 1980s Bartz was on faculty of a seminary where he allegedly had sex with a 17-year-boy, who was a student at St. Ignatius College Prep. May have attempted to molest at least one other boy the same night. Bartz went on leave indefinitely; was returned to ministry at Columbus Hospital in 1988, under restrictions and monitoring. There until 2001. Another report was made to the archdiocese in 1992 of abuse in the 1970s while Bartz was assigned to Ascension parish in Oak Park. Left position at another hospital and resigned from priesthood 6/02 after Dallas Bishops’ Conference. Laicized in 9/15.
- Bartz Personnel File
- BA.org Assignment Record
- Chicago Tribune 06.20.02
- Chicago Tribune 06.24.02
- Modern Healthcare 07.01.02
- USA Today 11.11.02
- Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06
- Journal of Oak Park and River Forest 11.11.07
- Archdiocese of Chicago Documents 11.11.14
- Medium 12.04.18
- Illinois Times 04.25.19
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