October 14, 2005

Where are the accused priests?

Daily Herald

By Rob Olmstead
Daily Herald Staff Writer
Posted Friday, October 14, 2005

So, just how many child-molesting priests are living at an archdiocese facility in Mundelein?

About 11. Maybe more. Maybe less. The Archdiocese of Chicago can’t really say. Or won’t.

“There may be 11, but I don’t know,” archdiocese spokesman Jim Dwyer said Thursday. “Whatever number (there is) has been shared with the Mundelein authorities.”

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, says that’s not good enough. Not only should Mundelein residents know exactly who’s living on the grounds of the University of St. Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary off Route 176 and the reasons they were sent there, but residents elsewhere in the Chicago area should know if there’s a potential child molester living next to them.

In Carpentersville, for instance, three SNAP members in December distributed fliers in a neighborhood warning residents that a former priest accused of abuse lived in their midst.

Posted by kshaw at October 14, 2005 11:30 AM