May 12, 2006

Priest abuse suit expanded to include archdiocese


By Charles Thomas
May 11, 2006 - The mothers of two of Father Daniel McCormack's alleged victims say they are expanding their lawsuit to include the Chicago archdiocese after learning McCormack was accused of abusing children after the church started monitoring his activities.

The motion for punitive damages alleges that since 1988 the Chicago archdiocese had been getting complaints about the Chicago Roman Catholic priest and that nothing was ever done. The mothers of two victims spoke publicly for the first time this afternoon in their lawyers' offices downtown.
The mothers spoke with their backs to the cameras to protect the identities of their sons. The women allege the boys were sexually abused at St. Agatha's church and school on the West Side by the Reverend Dan McCormack, who faces criminal charges in both cases.

One of the mothers remembered when her 10-year-old son told her how he had been fondled.

Posted by kshaw at May 12, 2006 07:19 AM