January 28, 2006

Accused priest co-celebrated at C.P. church

The Times

This story ran on nwitimes.com on Saturday, January 28, 2006 12:03 AM CST

Times Staff Report

CROWN POINT | A Chicago priest accused of sexually abusing children has co-celebrated Masses at St. Mary's Church, but the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary is not investigating the visits.

The Rev. Brian Chadwick, a diocese spokesman, confirmed Thursday that in recent years the Rev. Daniel J. McCormack has helped celebrate baptism and first holy communion Mass at the Crown Point church involving local family members who attend St. Mary's.

Chadwick said the diocese has procedures in place to handle claims that are made, but does not have reason to investigate in this instance.

Posted by kshaw at January 28, 2006 07:54 AM