Fr. David Ryan

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish and School in Lake Zurich when suspended in 11/20. Accused of sexually abusing minors about 25 years prior, while assigned to Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Ryan began working at Maryville in 1985 and became acting executive director in 2003. Had also been director of the Catholic Children’s Home in Alton. In 9/21 the archdiocese announced that Ryan was being reinstated, due to “insufficient evidence” that he abused a minor. A week later Cardinal Cupich announced that Ryan was not to return to ministry, pending the result of an investigation of new information received.


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