Br. Charles B. Irwin

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in a 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North American Province. In 5//13 order agreed to $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs involving abuse by multiple order priests and brothers. Also accused of abuse at Bergen Catholic in Oradell NJ. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings. In 8/16 $1.9 M settlement announced, to be shared among 21 former Bergen Catholic students. Irwin entered the CFC Order in 1945 and made final vows in 1953. Assigned to schools and communities in West Park NY, NYC, Chicago IL, Oradell NJ, and New Rochelle NY. Died 10/09/97. New suit in 3/21 alleges abuse of a Bergen Catholic student in the 1960s.


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