Oliver Willis

Jesuit Church Seems To Have An Abuse Problem Too

I’ll never understand how people supposedly acting as emissaries of God can act like this.

Jesuit leaders in Chicago largely ignored or kept secret numerous reports, spanning four decades, that a prominent priest was sexually abusing teenage boys, lawyers for victims charged on Monday in a motion for punitive damages in a Chicago court.

Included in the motion were more than 65 recently obtained church documents and depositions that, the lawyers said, demonstrated ‘a reckless disregard for the safety of others in the face of repeated reports of sexual misconduct’ on the part of Chicago Jesuit leaders.