Ex-Priest Accused of Misconduct

By William Lee
Chicago Sun Times
November 11, 2005

A former Oak Lawn priest who was thrown out of the ministry for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor has died.

Donald Mulsoff died Nov. 3.

Mr. Mulsoff was one of 11 Chicago area priests removed from ministry by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for sexual misconduct dating to the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In September, the Vatican affirmed Cardinal Francis George's decision to remove the priests from public ministry.

While the archdiocese did not release the names of the 11 priests, the Chicago Sun-Times confirmed that Mr. Mulsoff was among them.

He allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct when he served more than 25 years ago at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Oak Lawn. He also was accused of misconduct at Mary Queen of Heaven Parish in Cicero, according to the archdiocese.

Mr. Mulsoff was serving at St. Celestine Parish in Elmwood Park in 2002 when he was removed.

After his stint at St. Catherine, he was pastor at St. Mary of Perpetual Help in Bridgeport from April 1985 to September 1999.

Mr. Mulsoff is survived by two brothers.


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