Fr. Alexander Sylvester Baranowski

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • Ordained 5/3/1955
  • 1955-1961: St. Wenceslaus in Chicago, IL (Polish)
  • 1961-1966: St. Mary of Perpetual Help in Chicago, IL (Polish)
  • 1966-1968: Holy Innocents in Chicago, IL (Polish)
  • 1968-1975: St. Bruno’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1975-1977: Sick Leave
  • 6/1975: Resigned

Notes: Newly identified as abuser in Chicago Archdiocesan report 3/06. Resigned from priesthood in 1975. Laicized 8/1976. In 4/13, two men filed civil suit against Diocese and Baranowski alleging that he abused them on separate overnight trips in 1961-1962. Both men were students at St. Wenceslaus grammar school in Chicago when alleged abuse occurred.

Sources: Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06Chicago Sun-Times 03.21.06Chicago Tribune 03.21.06Chicago Archdiocesan Report 09.15.08Chicago Archdiocesan Report 08.16.09Chicago Sun-Times 04.22.13SNAP Statement 04.24.13Archdiiocese of Chicago Documents Assignment RecordBaranowski Personnel File


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