Archdiocese of Chicago Priest Abuse Settlement

The most recent Catholic priest abuse settlement in Chicago was not finalized until the Archdiocese agreed to publish the names of priests credibly accused of molesting children. For most survivors, the publication of the priests’ names is the biggest victory in their struggle for justice.
A week after the Archdiocese of Boston published a list of its own priests who’ve been accused of sexual molestation of children, the Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to do the same thing as a result of a lawsuit settlement. Both Boston and Chicago are victories for survivors who’ve suffered the trauma and mental anguish that is so inextricably linked to sexual abuse.