Fr. Norman D. Goodman

Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Peoria IL

Beginning 8/98 12 young men filed suits alleging abuse by Goodman, mostly in the 1980s, and that at least twice diocesan officials were informed but failed to take action. Other suits followed. Goodman “resigned” from parish in 1997. Settlement with 13 in 1999. Placed on permanent leave in 2002. Lawsuit filed 2005, dropped, re-filed 1/06. This suit was dismissed in 6/07 as beyond SOL. Named in a 4/07 lawsuit. This suit, with others, were dismissed on SOL in 2007 and 2008. All suits to have been possibly reinstated 1/09. Suit revived 8/16 of man claiming abuse as boy 1991-94. Goodman died 8/1/13. Included on the diocese’s list of accused in 2018.


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