Fr. Dominic A. Diederich

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1917:  Ordained
  • 1917-1925:  St. Nicholas (German); Evanston, IL
  • 1925-1929:  Sacred Heart (German); Chicago, IL
  • 1929-1936:  St. Mary’s (German and English); Chicago, IL
  • 1936-1942:  St. George’s (German); Chicago, IL
  • 1942-1977:  St. Maurice; Chicago, IL
    • 1942-1966:  Pastor
    • 1966-1977:  Pastor Emeritus
  • 1958:  Made Monsignor
  • 1966:  Retired
  • 4/24/1977:  Died


On 1/31/06 the archdiocese confirmed that church officials had reason to believe Diederich engaged in sexual misconduct with a child. The admission came after a woman confronted Cardinal George about Diederich at a public meeting on 1/30/06. The archdiocese refused to include Diederich in its list of priests with substantiated allegations, because Diederich was deceased. He died 4/24/77.

Sources: Assignment RecordChicago Tribune 02.01.06; Daily Southtown 02.12.06; SNAP Letter to Cardinal George 02.13.06