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Information About Former Libertyville Priest Included in Archdiocese Documents

Thomas Job served as an associate pastor at St. Joseph Church in the 1980s.

Information about a Libertyville priest was included in the recently-released Archdiocese of Chicago documents.
Information about a Libertyville priest was included in the recently-released Archdiocese of Chicago documents.
Information about a former Libertyville priest was included among the documents released this week that detail how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled sexual abuse cases involving clergy.

The Libertyville priest was Thomas Job, who served as an associate pastor at St. Joseph Church in the 1980s, according to the documents at http://www.abusedinchicago.com/.

The documents offer a detailed timeline of Job's service with the Archdiocese of Chicago, from his pre-ordination days at Santa Maria del Popolo in Mundelein, to the years he spent at parishes like St. Bede's in Ingleside, St. John Vianney in Northlake and St. Cletus in La Grange. 

An Archdiocese of Chicago memo from the vicar for priests from November 1983, itemized as AOC 003208, states, for example, that a 17-year-old boy told a member of the clergy "that he had engaged in sexual activities with Fr. Job while he was associate pastor at St. Cletus, La Grange."

The documents state that Cardinal Bernadin accepted Job's resignation in November 1991.

According to a Chicago Tribune story from 2005, the Archdiocese of Chicago reached a settlement in October of that year with 24 adults who had accused 14 priests—including Job—of molesting them as children. Job was alleged to have engaged in the abuse in the early 1970s, the Tribune reported.
Judy Jones January 23, 2014 at 03:52 PM
Thanks to the brave victims for their determination to get these secret documents released and the ugly truth exposed within the Chicago Archdiocese. It takes a lot of courage to come forward and take action about being sexually abused. This is not an easy thing to do, but it is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Some have many. Child predators need to be kept far away from kids forever. So let's hope that anyone who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Thomas J. Job, will find the courage to come forward and contact law enforcement, no matter how long ago it happened. Do not report your abuse to the church officials, they are not the proper officials to be investigating child sex crimes. Your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others. Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511, "SNAP" the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,

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