Belleville Diocese

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Court Upholds $5 Million Sex Abuse Judgment Vs. Belleville Diocese

    ​An Illinois appellate court has upheld the ruling of a 2008 St. Clair County jury that awarded a man $5 million in a lawsuit versus the Belleville Diocese. The 2008 trial alleged that Rev. Raymond Kownacki sexually molested James Wisniewski of Champaign when Wisniewski served as an altar boy in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Rev. Dale Maxfield: Divorced Father of Five is Belleville Diocese's Newest Priest

    bellevillemessenger.orgFather (in more ways than one) Dale Maxfield​Fifty-seven-year-old Dale Maxfield became the Belleville Diocese's newest priest at a coronation ceremony on Sunday. According to the diocese's newspaper, The Messenger, Maxfield has always wanted to be a father -- in the clerical ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2002

    Tarnished Angel

    The more he talks, the more Wilton Gregory sounds like every other bishop in the Catholic Church

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Father Hood

    Without a lawyer or a prayer, a plaintiff nails a priest big time

  • News

    April 3, 2002

    A Cross to Bear

    Joyce gets nailed for tall talk and tiny action