Fr. Robert Charles Becker

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 4/29/1965: Ordained
  • 1965-1972: Queen of Martyrs
  • 1972-1974: Active outside the diocese
  • 1974-1975: Our Lady of the Snows in Chicago, IL
  • 1974-1978: Advocate for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 1975-1986: St. Clement’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1976-1983: Vice Officialis for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 1980-1983: Defender of the Bond for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 1983-1986: Officialis/Judicial Vicar for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 1986-1989: St. Gertrude’s in Chicago, IL
  • 1986-1989: Judge for Metropolitan Tribunal
  • 10/22/1989: Died

Notes: Canon lawyer who served on Metropolitan Tribunal for years. At least 1 claim included in 10/03 settlement. New lawsuit filed 4/06 re abuse by Becker and another priest in late 1970s. Several other victims known to Plaintiff’s counsel. Suit included in 5/07 $6.65M settlement with 14 people alleging abuse by 12 priests. At least 1 claim in 8/08 $12.7M settlement involving 11 priests and 16 plaintiffs. At least one claim included in 7/09 settlement re 4 priests. Died 10/89. Personnel file released 01/14.

Sources: Chicago Tribune 10.03.03Chicago Archdiocesan Report, page 1 03.20.06Chicago Sun-Times 04.25.06Chicago Tribune 04.25.06Daily Southtown 05.29.07Earthtimes 05.29.07Chicago Sun-Times 11.12.07Chicago Tribune 08.12.08WBBM 08.12.08Chicago Sun Times 08.13.08Chicago Tribune 08.13.08Earth Times 07.21.09Chicago Tribune 07.22.09; ABC 7 01.21.14; Chicago Sun-Times 01.21.14Chicago Tribune 01.21.14NY Times 01.21.14Personnel File Released 01.21.14KVOA 01.23.14Archdiocese of Chicago Documents Assignment Record