Fr. James M. Ray

Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Multiple allegations. Accused in 1990 of abusing a boy while assigned to St. Peter Damian parish 1984-89. Removed from parish work in 1991. Allowed to live 2000-02 at an Augustinian Friary in Hyde Park, near a day care center and a Catholic grade school. Removed from job in Office of Health and Hospital Affairs in 6/02. Permanently removed from active ministry 9/05. Resigned 3/09. Laicized 1/12. Claim 1/14 of abuse of boy in Wauconda 1989-91. Accusations of abuse of 3 others received 2009 and 2013. Per documents released 11/14 he was accused of sexually attacking 2 boys, starting when they were ages 10 and 11, while assigned to St. Anastasia in Waukegan 1975-82. In 2008 was living with 8 other accused priests at Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein. Laicized in 2012. Suit in 2020 alleged abuse and sexual torture 1983-87 of a boy while assigned to St. Peter Damian.


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