Chicago, Ill., Apr 19, 2021 / 20:01 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Recent reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times highlighted several religious orders active in Chicago that have not released lists of members credibly accused of sexual abuse.
Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago had 2018 requested that orders active in his local Church do so.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has said that Cardinal Cupich intends to only list archdiocesan clergy accused of abuse, leaving each individual order to list its own credibly accused clerics.
The Sun-Times notes that the adjacent dioceses of Joliet and Rockford list on their websites religious clerics who are credibly accused of abuse and who are or were active in those dioceses.
Some orders active in the Chicago archdiocese, such as the Carmelites, have made lists of members credibly accused of abuse public. Others active in the archdiocese, such as the Augustinians and the Passionists, have not.