Fr. Thomas J. Swade

Ordained: 1961
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Removed from public ministry in 1992 after accused of improperly touching a 14-year-old boy years prior. Five other accusers also came forward. Sent to treatment for 4 years. In 1997 Archdiocese wanted to have him live in parish and assist with duties but parishioners protested and idea nixed. Continued working in administrative position for Archdiocese until removed in 6/02. Church trial underway 12/04. Included in 10/05 settlement with Archdiocese. Laicized 10/09.


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