Fr. Daniel McCarthy
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL
Retired. Pastor emeritus of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity when suspended in 10/20 due an allegation he sexually abused a child while assigned to Angel Guardian Orphanage 1967-74. In 6/21 Cardinal Cupich announced that, per the Archdiocesan Review Board, there was “insufficient reason to suspect” McCarthy was guilty, and that McCarthy would be reinstated.
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