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Father Donald McGuire

Father Daniel McCormack Father Donald McGuire worked as a teacher at the Jesuit's Loyola Academy in Chicago and as a prolific retreat master. He gave retreats for aspiring diocesan priests, and for many years was spiritual director for the Carmelite Sisters and the Missionaries of Charity, whose leader and founder, Mother Theresa, selected McGuire to be her confessor. Through his Mission FIDES organization, McGuire organized and led Ignatian retreats for lay people. He collaborated with EWTN in the early 1980s and was chaplain of the National Federation of Catholic Physicians in the early to mid-1990s. Father Donald McGuire preyed upon his students and upon boys in the devout families who attended and funded his Ignatian retreats, especially ones who acted as his personal assistants.

The Father Donald McGuire cases are significant for many reasons: for the number of his victims; for the duration and severity of the abuse; for the callous dishonesty of the Jesuit order in ignoring complaints; for McGuire's arrogant manipulation of Catholic families' faith and trust; and for his national and international travels while abusing his victims, which has resulted in an indictment for "traveling in interstate and foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in a sexual act with a minor."


If you were abused by Father Donald McGuire or someone associated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, we want to help you. If you call our team of experienced, Illinois sexual abuse attorneys, you will have an opportunity to discuss an action for compensation and justice. We also want you to know that if you decide to take action your privacy will be respected and your confidentiality will be a paramount concern throughout the entire process.


Father Donald McGuire Assignment History in the Chicago Archdiocese:

• 1954 - 1957 Loyola Academy, Chicago (Scholastic)

• 1965 - 1972 Loyola Academy, Wilmette (Teacher and Guidance Counselor)

• 1972 - 1976 Loyola University, Chicago (Masters and Doctoral Student)

• 1981 - 1989 Bellarmine Hall, Barrington (Retreat house for priests, religious, and laity; this was McGuire's Directory entry while traveling and organizing retreats)

• 1989 - 2003 Canisius House, Evanston (Loyola University Press Jesuit Author’s Residence)

• 2003 - 2005 Clark Street Jesuit Residence, Chicago



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New Document Release: Jesuit cover up of McGuire May 21st, 2013

May 21, 2013

McGuire Punitive Damages Motion
McGuire Punitive Damages Exhibits
Chicago Jesuit Officials with Knowledge of Sexual Abuse by McGuire
Father Donald McGuire, S.J.
Map of McGuire locations
Chart of McGuire locations assignments years
Timeline of Donald McGuire
















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