Fr. Charles Van Duren: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Charles Van Duren

Ordained: 1952

  • 1953 Sacred Heart Monastery, Hales Corner, WI (MIL)
  • 1954-1963 Dehon Seminary, Great Barrington, MA (SPR)
  • 1964-1965 Kilroe Seminary, Honesdale, PA (SCR)
  • 1966 St. Joseph Indian School, Chamberlain, SD (SFS)
  • 1967-1970 St. Joseph, Starkville, MI (NAT)
  • 1968-1971 Mississippi State College, Starkville, MI (NAT)
  • 1971 Immaculate Conception, Elmhurst, IL (JOL)
  • 1972-1973 St. Joseph’s, Joliet, IL (JOL)
  • 1974-1975 St. Mary’s, West Chicago, IL (JOL)
  • 1976-1981 St. Irene, Warrenville, IL (JOL)
  • 1982-1995 St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield, IL (JOL)
  • 1996 Retired (JOL); 2246 N. 4350 Rd., Sheridan, IL
  • 1997 Died

Fr. Charles Van Duren was ordained a priest in 1952 and began working in Diocese of Joliet in 1970. The 1952 to 1970 Official Catholic Directories indicate that Fr. Van Duren was a priest of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor were made against Fr. Van Duren after he was deceased. Fr. Van Duren was named on the Diocese of Joliet’s list of “Diocesan Priests with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors Made against Them While Serving in the Diocese of Joliet” with “Substantiated Allegations.”