Fr. John William Curran

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Accused of abuse of two youths who were students at Chicago’s Quigley South Seminary. Abuse reported by plaintiff in 1990 and 1991. Parishioners were told that he had taken “a sabbatical” when he left in 1993. Sued. In late 1994 archdiocese told parishioners the truth, but by then the SOL had expired for the plaintiffs. Curran died in 3/2000. At least one claim included in 10/05 settlement by archdiocese. Named in two 4/12 civil suits by two men who alleged abuse in 1987. Personnel file released in 1/14.


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