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Jesuit order severing ties to McGuire

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Mike Heine
November 2, 2007
— McGuire’s Jesuit order, the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, apparently is severing ties with the retired priest.

In a letter to Judge James Carlson, the Rev. Edward W. Schmidt asks that McGuire be jailed because he cannot be watched closely by the Jesuits.


“Clearly, the only failsafe mechanism to ensure the public’s safety would be to order that McGuire begin to serve his sentence and thus be incarcerated,” according to the letter.


McGuire living alone in an apartment “causes me and many others serious concern,” Schmidt wrote.


The province is concerned enough about McGuire that it is hiring a private security company to monitor McGuire’s movements at his home.


McGuire recently was accused of molesting another boy, now age 21, as recently as 2003, according to court documents.



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