Fr. Donald J. McGuire

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1961
Status: Convicted

Died: 01/13/2017
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Prominent scholar/teacher, Mother Theresa’s spiritual advisor. Ran numerous retreats for Mother Teresa’s Sisters throughout the U.S., Africa, Central America South America, Europe, Australia, India and Mexico. Complaints began in the early 1960s. Three men alleged abuse on trips to WI in 1967 and 1968, when McGuire was their teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette IL. Convicted in WI in 2006 of indecent behavior with a child; sentenced to 7 years’ prison. Convicted in 2008 on federal charges of taking a teen outside of the US and across state lines for sex; received a 25-year sentence. Per federal authorities, sexually abused teen boys and young men through the 1990s until 2003. Jesuits settled for $19.6M with 6 men alleging abuse by McGuire 1975-early 2000s. Laicized in 2008. Died in federal prison 1/13/2017. On the Jesuits West list 12/7/2018. On the Midwest Province list 12/17/2018. Suit filed in CA in 12/2019 by a man claiming abuse by McGuire for 40 years, beginning when he was age 11 in in 1970 in Chicago. McGuire had the boy “assist” him, live with him and accompany him on trips throughout the U.S. and abroad. On the Diocese of Stockton’s list 11/12/2020. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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