Convicted Priest Kicked out of Jesuits

By Jesse Garza
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 6, 2007

A Chicago priest appealing his conviction for molesting two high school boys in Wisconsin in the 1960s has been dismissed from the Society of Jesus, according to a statement from the religious order released Tuesday.

Father Donald J. McGuire was handed the dismissal decree Tuesday morning, according to the statement from the Chicago Province of the Jesuit order.

McGuire, 77, was convicted in Walworth County last year of indecent behavior with two boys on retreats in Wisconsin in the 1960s. He had been free on bond while appealing the conviction but was taken into custody by federal agents Friday on charges that he traveled to Switzerland and Austria seven years ago to have sex with a minor.

In August, a 21-year-old college student filed suit in Illinois accusing McGuire of abusing him from 1999 to 2003. Last month a 20-year-old college student and his 28-year-old brother filed a civil suit in Cook County, Ill., accusing McGuire of abusing them between 1988 and 2002 in Illinois and on retreats in Arizona.


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