Fr. Joseph M. Wilk: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Joseph M. Wilk

Ordained: 1981

  • 1982-1989: Queen of All Saints Basilica, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 1990-2006: St. Matthew, Schaumburg, IL (CHI)
  • 2007: Other Assignments (CHI); 645 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 543, 60611
  • 2008-2011: St. Cornelius, Chicago, IL (CHI)
  • 2012-2019: Unknown

Fr. Joseph M. Wilk was ordained in 1981. At least one survivor has accused Fr. Wilk of sexually abusing him at St. Matthew’s in Schaumburg for eight years, beginning when he was 10 years-old. The survivor’s father reportedly told the Archdiocese of Chicago about the abuse in 2010 but no action was taken against Fr. Wilk. In 2014 the Archdiocese of Chicago placed Fr. Wilk on their list of priests with credible allegations of abuse, but later that year took him off the list and said they found no credible allegations of abuse, allowing Fr. Wilk to be reinstated as a priest in good standing. The survivor has filed a civil lawsuit against Fr. Wilk. Fr. Wilk reportedly resigned from the priesthood in 2010 but his whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.