Fr. Joseph Wilk

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago


In 2007 he was recalled from sabbatical to assume new post. Left priesthood in 09/10. Named as abuser in civil suit filed 5/13. Accused of abusing one youth at St. Matthew Church in Schaumburg beginning in 1995 when the boy was 10 and continuing for 8 years. Would give the boy alcohol and occasionally give him money. Accuser’s father told Archdiocese in 2010 but nothing done. In 2/14, Archdiocese added Wilk’s name to their public list of priests with credible allegations of abuse. As of 07/24/14, the Archdiocese of Chicago said it had reinstated him as a priest in good standing after new information found relating to allegations against him. No announcement made as to status of civil case against him except that the civil case still exists and is active in the Courts.


Archdiocese of Chicago List of Priests with Credible Allegations, rev 01.30.14; Chicago Tribune 02.06.14; Daily Herald 02.06.14; SNAP Statement 02.06.14; Daily Herald 08.21.14; Chicago Tribune 08.22.14; Daily Herald 08.22.14