Fr. William D. Virtue

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Joliet IL

Accused in 2006 of abuse in the Joliet diocese in 1980-81. Not included on Joliet diocese’s list of confirmed abusers released 4/09/06. Civil suit filed 5/06. Worked in Joliet, Rockford and Peoria dioceses. Joliet settled suit as of 9/07. Left Joliet and incardinated into Peoria in 1988. Peoria diocese removed his privileges in 2006. Canonical process pending 4/14. Joliet diocese agreed to release of personnel files 3/13 as part of settlement in Rudofski v Joliet & Bennett. Files released 4/30/14. On Rockford diocese’s list 11/14/18. Noted to have been removed from ministry by Peoria and Rockford in 2/06. Per Joliet list updated 12/18, “on leave,” canonical process still pending. On the Peoria diocese’s list as of 2/20.


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