Fr. Joseph Patrick Kissane
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL
Accused of abuse. Resigned in 5/91 per Archdiocesan list updated in 2009. Original date of resignation was 1/93. Included in 10/03 settlement of claims of 15 men and women who alleged abuse by 12 priests. Total settlement was more than $8M. Archdiocese settled at least one claim in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. Laicized 8/10. Died 4/11.
- BA.org Assignment Record
- Chicago Tribune 10.03.03
- Chicago Sun-Times 10.03.03
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06
- Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06
- Chicago Tribune 05.29.07
- Daily Southtown 05.29.07
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report 01.14.10
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report accessed 10.04.10
- Chicago Archdiocesan Report accessed 07.01.11
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