Fr. John Baptist Ormechea

Order: CP
Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed from ministry in Louisville, KY in 12/02 after allegations by four people of abuse in Chicago 1978-81. Accused by a fifth person in a 2003 lawsuit of molesting him as a boy in Chicago in 1983. Per the lawsuit, the boy told his parents about the abuse in 1993, and they met with the Passionists’ provincial, who said Ormechea had been removed in 1988 after another allegation. They said the provincial decided the boy was abused by a priest, but not Ormechea. Sent to Rome in 2003 to work in the Passionists’ archives. On the Louisville archdiocese’s list in 2/19. In 3/21 Ormechea remained in Rome, and was still a priest.


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