The Archdiocese of Chicago removed Reverend Daniel McCarthy from the Norwood Park parish after sexual assault allegations surfaced.
The Archdiocese of Chicago Removed a Pastor After Sexual Assault Allegations Surfaced
According to the Chicago Tribune, Reverend Daniel McCarthy from St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a parish in Norwood Park, was removed by the Archdiocese of Chicago. The archdiocese’s decision was made following allegations against McCarthy for sexual abuse of a minor 50 years ago at the Angel Guardian Orphanage in Chicago’s West Ridge neighborhood.
McCarthy, a chaplain at Notre Dame Prep since 2012, was at the orphanage from 1967 to 1974. Since 2013, McCarthy also served as chaplain at the Resurrection College Prep High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Norwood Park. McCarthy has been asked to live away from the parish while the investigation continues.
McCarthy declined to comment, he said “I’m just not ready to comment yet, hopefully at some time in the future,” reported the Chicago Tribune.