Archdiocese of Chicago
www.archchicago.org Locators:  Parishes | Elementary Schools | High Schools
<img src="../flash/flash_main.jpg" alt="" hspace="0" vspace="0" width="750" height="150">

ACCESSING INFORMATION CONCERNING
CLERICAL SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS



THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS AND TO ASSIST IN HEALING THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED BY A PRIEST.

THROUGH THIS PAGE, YOU MAY INQUIRE IF THERE HAS BEEN REASON TO SUSPECT THAT A PRIEST OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO MAY HAVE ABUSED A MINOR.

What we need from you to respond to your request:

In the form below, we will ask you to provide:

  • the name of the priest;
  • the name of a parish or ministry where he may serve/have served -- as well as, if possible -- the dates of that service;
  • your name;
  • your complete mailing address; and
  • the reason for your request or other comment.

What the Archdiocese of Chicago will provide in response:

  • Within two weeks, you will receive a written response by mail from the Office of the Chancellor about an individual priest.
  • The overwhelming majority of priests serving in the Archdiocese of Chicago have never been accused of sexually abusing a child - so, only their ordination date and current assignment will be noted in the written response.
  • If you inquire about a priest against whom the archdiocesan process has found reasonable cause to suspect that sexual abuse of a minor occurred, that fact will be described in the written response. The response will also include the priest's current status and the actions taken.
  • The Archdiocese will not respond to anonymous inquiries, to inquiries concerning more than one priest per request, or to inquiries with incomplete information.
    Click here to complete the Inquiry Form

Please note:
TO REPORT SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR, PAST OR PRESENT, BY A PRIEST- OR TO FIND OUT HOW TO REPORT THIS ABUSE DIRECTLY TO THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES, PLEASE CLICK HERE

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RECENT EFFORTS OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO TO RESPOND TO THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY CLERGY, PLEASE CLICK HERE

This service can also be accessed:

  • BY PHONE at 312/-7740;
  • BY FAX to 312/867-8790; OR
  • BY LETTER to INFORMATION REQUEST, Office of the Chancellor, Archdiocese of Chicago, P.O. Box 1979, Chicago, IL 60690.

 

Return to Top