Accused priests lived at Mundelein seminary near school for 13 years
By Bob Susnjara, updated: 1/6/2015 9:05 AM, Daily Herald
Priests accused of sexual misconduct against children lived on a Mundelein seminary's grounds for more than a decade, their names unknown to the public until the recent release of previously secret Archdiocese of Chicago documents.
The priests remained at Cardinal Stritch Retreat House seven years after some Lake County authorities initially suggested they should move, in part citing the building's proximity to Carmel Catholic High School. The documents detail measures that were in place to keep tabs on . . .
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Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
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