February 25, 2006

Jesuit order apologizes for abuse

Janesville Gazette

(Published Saturday, February 25, 2006)

Associated Press

CHICAGO - A Jesuit order of Roman Catholic priests apologized Friday to two men who were abused by one of its priests four decades ago.

A jury in Wisconsin found retired Chicago-area Rev. Donald McGuire, 75, guilty late Thursday of molesting the two men when they were high school students in 1967 and 1968.

McGuire, a member of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, taught at Loyola Academy in Wilmette from 1966 to 1970, and both of his accusers were students at the Jesuit-run school during that period.

The two, who now live outside Illinois, have said McGuire molested them on the Loyola campus, as well as at a house in Fontana, Wis., during retreats to the Lake Geneva, Wis., resort area north of Chicago.

Posted by kshaw at February 25, 2006 07:36 AM