Monday, March 28, 2011

Suit Says Jesuit Leaders in Chicago Ignored Warnings on Abusive Priest -

The former priest, Donald J. McGuire, now 80, was convicted on several counts of sex abuse in state and federal courts in 2006 and 2008, and is serving a 25-year federal sentence.

The legal motion argues that Father McGuire’s superiors in Chicago turned “a blind eye to his criminal actions.”

three others, identified as John Doe 117, John Doe 118 and John Doe 129, are still pursuing the suit against the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus

Father McGuire was by all accounts a mesmerizing teacher, and after he was barred by some Jesuit schools in the 1960s and 1970s for suspicious behavior, including having students share his bedroom, he went on to became a popular leader of eight-day spiritual retreats around the country and the world.

he was a spiritual adviser to Mother Teresa, who put him in charge of retreats for the nuns in her worldwide order

Father McGuire was formally removed from the priesthood in February 2008 after a conviction in Wisconsin

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