Some Priests Suspected of Abusing Minors Are on Lists

Chicago Sun-Times
June 15, 2003

Officials of the Archdiocese of Chicago say they have found "reasonable cause to suspect that sexual abuse of a minor occurred in 55 incidents, dating back 40 years, involving 36 archdiocesan priests."

Listed below are 23 priests or former priests who the Chicago Archdiocese confirms are among the 36, which does not include religious-order priests or priests from other dioceses working in the Chicago Archdiocese. ("Left" means the man left the priesthood.)

Archdiocesan officials have refused to release a complete list of the 36.

Richard Bartz (left)

Peter Bowman

Daniel Buck

John Calicott

Walter DeRoeck (left)

Richard Fassbinder

James Hagan (left)

Daniel Holihan

Walter Huppenbauer

Robert Kealy

John Keehan

William Lupo (left)

Vincent McCaffrey (left)

Donald Mulsoff

James Ray

John Robinson

Kenneth Ruge (dead)

Raymond Skriba

Marion Snieg

Ralph Strand

Thomas Swade

Joseph Thomas

Anthony Vader

The Diocese of Joliet has refused to say how many of its priests have been removed from ministry because of sexual misconduct with minors. According to news reports from the last 10 years, 12 Joliet priests have been removed for such misconduct. (This does not include religious-order priests or priests from other dioceses serving in the Joliet Diocese). They are:

Phillip Dedera

Arno Dennerlein

John Furdek

Lawrence M. Gibbs (left)

Carroll Howlin

Fred Lenczychki

J. Anthony Meis (left)

Anthony J. Ross

Donald O'Connor

Donald Pock

Lowell Fischer

Edward Poff


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