Fr. John Walter Calicott

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/8/1974: Ordained 5/8/74
  • 1974-1980: St. Ailbe’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1980-1991: Holy Name of Mary in Chicago, IL
  • 1984-1991: Sacred Heart mission in Chicago, IL
  • 1984-1987: Dean of Deanery 10/11
  • 1991-1994: Holy Angels in Chicago, IL
  • 1995: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House listed as address
  • 1995-2002: Holy Angels in Chicago, IL
  • 6/2002: Removed from public ministry
  • 2002-2005: On leave

Notes: Suspended 1994 due to accusations of sexual molestation of two 15-yr-old boys in 1976. Sent to treatment; deemed “no significant risk” and allowed to return to assignment in 1995. Removed again 6/02 after Dallas Bishops Conference. Sued 2004. Included on 2003 Chicago Archdiocese list of accused priests. Canonical court trial pending 9/05. Laicization announced 10/27/09. Personnel file released 11/14; one man said at the time that Calicott abused him when he was a 12-yr-old altar boy at St. Aibe’s on the South Side in the 1970s. Accused of abuse of at least four boys.

Sources: Chicago Sun-Times 04.12.94Chicago Tribune 04.12.94Chicago Tribune 06.16.95Chicago Tribune 10.13.95Chicago Tribune 10.15.95Dallas Morning News 06.12.02Chicago Sun-Times 06.15.02Chicago Tribune 06.17.02Chicago Tribune 06.20.02Chicago Tribune 06.24.02Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03Chicago Tribune 06.08.03Chicago Sun-Times 01.22.04Chicago Tribune 02.01.04Chicago Tribune 03.04.04Chicago Sun-Times 03.09.04Chicago Tribune 03.09.04Chicago Tribune 12.04.04Chicago Sun-Times 09.27.05Chicago Breaking News 09.27.09ABC News 11.06.14Chicago Tribune 11.07.14Archdiocese of Chicago Documents 11.11.14Chicago Tribune 11.12.14Calicott Personnel File Released by Archdiocee 11.14Jeff Anderson & Associates Assignment Record