Fr. Richard Barry Bartz

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 5/8/1974: Ordained
  • 1974-1979: Ascension in Oak Park, IL
  • 1979-1983: Transfiguration in Wauconda, IL
  • 1983-1987: St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL
  • 1988: Not Listed in Catholic Directory
  • 1989-1992: St. Eulalia’s in Maywood, IL
  • 1989-2001: Columbus-Cabrini Medical Center in Chicago, IL
  • Advocate Ravenswood Medical Center in Chicago, IL
  • 6/2002: Resigned

Notes: In 1980s Bartz was on faculty of a seminary where he allegedly had sex with a minor male (may have been other victims as well). He went on leave indefinitely and was returned to duty at Columbus Hospital in 1988 under restrictions and monitoring. Served there until 2001. Left position at another hospital and resigned from priesthood 6/02 after Dallas Bishops’ Conference.

Sources: Chicago Tribune 06.20.02Chicago Tribune 06.24.02Modern Healthcare 07.01.02USA Today 11.11.02Chicago Sun-Times 01.17.03Chicago Archdiocesan Report 03.20.06Journal of Oak Park and River Forest 11.11.07Archdiocese of Chicago Documents Assignment RecordBartz Personnel File