New Abuse and Cover-up Suit Names Vatican

Jeff Anderson & Associates
May 11, 2011

[the lawsuit]

[The Cardinal, His Men and the McCormack Legacy]

[photo of Fr. Edward Grace]

[photo of Daniel McCormack]

Even after priest was arrested for abuse, Cardinal promoted him

Every Catholic official involved in shocking case

has since been promoted

What: At a news conference, attorneys will announce a new child sex abuse and cover up lawsuit against the Vatican, charging that a notorious Chicago predator priest was a direct agent of the Vatican and was promoted even though Catholic officials knew that he was molesting kids. The suit involves Father Daniel McCormack who’s behind bars and has been accused of molesting as many as 23 kids. It is being brought on behalf of the mother of one of his victims. Prosecutors are seeking to have McCormack jailed indefinitely as a “sexually violent predator.”

According to the lawsuit, McCormack raised funds for Peter’s Pence (an annual collection benefitting the Vatican) while church officials knew that he was involved in sexual misconduct with children—including this victim, John Doe 100.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11

11 A.M.

WHERE: Offices of Kerns, Frost & Pearlman

Three First National Plaza

70 West Madison

Suite 5350


WHO: Attorney Jeff Anderson, an internationally known St. Paul, Minnesota-based trial lawyer widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation. Anderson has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy.

Contact Jeff Anderson: Office/651.227.9990 Mobile/612.817.8665

Contact Marc J. Pearlman: Office/312.261.4554

Contact Mike Finnegan: Office/651.227.9990 Mobile/612.205.5531

Note: Copies of the complaint for this lawsuit will be available at approximately 10 A.M. CDT Wednesday under "Case Resources" at:


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