S. Side Pastor Resigns over Molestation Charges

Chicago Sun-Times
September 21, 1996

A priest accused of molesting boys from 1981 to 1986 has resigned as pastor of St. Denis Church, 8301 S. St. Louis, church officials said Friday. The Rev. James C. Hagan was suspended when charges surfaced in April and has been in a monitored setting ever since, said the Rev. Bill Tkachuk, who was named temporary administrator of St. Denis then. The allegations date to when Hagan was an associate pastor at St. Richard Church, 5032 S. Kostner. The men who made the charges are now in their 20s, Tkachuk said.


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