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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Abuse victims beg Cardinal for help
George must act, SNAP says, in new priest case
Alleged child molesting cleric again sues an accuser
Controversial cleric still heads a suburban church today
SNAP to George: “Only you can persuade his flock he’s guilty”
A year ago, archdiocese paid victim $1.4 million but stays silent now
Support group to Winfield congregation: “Let us come & talk with you”
SNAP wants archdiocese to post incriminating documents about priest on its website
They will also urge
But in Dec. 2008, the Chicago archdiocese paid that victim nearly $1.4 million for the child sex abuse he suffered at Przybylo’s hands. SNAP contends that’s because church officials saw ample evidence that Przbylo was guilty and that his crimes had been concealed by church staff. Now, because Przybylo is still working in a church and professing his alleged “innocence,” SNAP wants Cardinal George to warn others about him and put on the archdiocesan website dozens of pages of church records that show Przybylo’s wrong-doing.
While Przybylo has a legal right to sue his accuser, SNAP believes that Cardinal George has a moral duty to “protect his flock, clear the air, and remove all doubts” by publicly admitting Przybylo’s guilt.
According to the victim’s 2006 lawsuit against Przybylo and the archdiocese, Przybylo repeatedly molested boy (from age 13 on) from roughly 1987 through 1992 at Five Holy Martyrs, an archdiocesan parish in Chicago (4327 South Richmond Street, 773 254 3636), and other locations in the metro area.
Przybylo is now pastor at the Shrine of Christ the King in Winfield, IL (http://shrineofchristtheking.org/, 630 690 3520). It's not affiliated with the Chicago archdiocese or the Joliet diocese.
The victim says he reported his abuse to Auxiliary Bishop Alfred Abramowicz of the Chicago Archdiocese. Abramowicz reportedly had heard, and believed, an earlier account of Przybylo's alleged crimes, but told the boy he was lying and should go to confession.
Przybylo was ordained in Poland and also worked in New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
His name does not appear among several dozen known molesters the Chicago archdiocese released by Cardinal George under pressure several years ago. SNAP questions why Pryzbylo's name is not listed.
Przybylo is represented by Chicago lawyer Walter Maksym (312 218 4475). His victim is represented by Minnesota attorney Jeff Anderson (612 817 8665 cell) and Chicago attorney Marc Pearlman (773 368 0142.)
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests