Fr. Thomas Barry Horne: Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Thomas Barry Horne

Ordained: Unknown

  • 1930-1932: Theological Seminary of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL (CHI)
  • 1933: St. Margaret Mary, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1934: St. James, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1935-1939: Cathedral of the Holy Name, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1940-1945: 4821 Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1946-1949: Absent with leave (CHI)
  • 1950-1973: St. Peter Damian, Bartlett, IL (CHI)
  • 1974-1977: Retired (1031 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL) (CHI)
  • 1978: Retired (6821 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL) (CHI)
  • 1979-1985: Retired (3800 W. 42nd St., Guernsey Dell, IL) (CHI)
  • 1985: Died

Fr. Thomas Barry Horne was ordained in the Archdiocese of Chicago sometime around 1930, though the exact ordination date is unknown. Following a leave of absence in the late 1940s, he was transferred to St. Peter Damian in Bartlett, Illinois, where it is alleged that he raped a 5-year-old girl in the church rectory while the girl’s mother practiced on the church’s organ. It was later reported that Fr. Horne also raped the girl’s sister. In 2011, two women filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago alleging abuse, including inappropriate touching and sharing sexual fantasies when one was 4 and the other was 6 years old. Fr. Horne retired in 1973 and died in 1985