February 12, 2006

Woman reveals settlement with church

Chicago Sun-Times

February 12, 2006


A Florida woman who said she was sexually abused by three Catholic priests more than 35 years ago came forward Saturday with the details of a $125,000 settlement she reached with the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese in 2004.

Now 56, Linda Burke said she was molested by a priest from a Maywood church when she was 16, and the sexual contact continued at the hands of two other priests until she was 19.

Burke said she decided to go public with the settlement after seeing how the archdiocese handled recent allegations of abuse against the Rev. Daniel McCormack, of St. Agatha parish in North Lawndale.

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