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VA- Disturbing new court records emerge regarding Richmond Outreach Center

Disturbing court records in Texas have been released about the Pastor Geronimo Aguilar case.

A Richmond TV station reports:

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Vermont adopts new child safety law

We are grateful to Vermont lawmakers for extending the criminal statute of limitations on child sex crimes. We hope they will do the same with Vermont’s archaic, arbitrary and predator-friendly civil statute of limitations.

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FL- Miami archdiocese accused of cover up

A civil lawsuit accuses Father Daniel Kubala of the Miami archdiocese with making two unwanted sexual advances towards a man and accuses Catholic officials of hiding the alleged assaults.

The alleged crimes happened in April. The police were notified in April. The civil lawsuit was filed in April. But Archbishop Thomas Wenski delayed telling anyone about these serious allegations for at least three weeks (maybe longer).

 

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IL- Prominent priest passes away

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Fr. Andrew Greeley. We agree with them that the church is a better place because of him.

 

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MD- Prominent ministers back accused wrongdoer

Shame on those ministers who are now publicly rallying around Rev. C. J. Mahaney just because a legal technicality voided most of the child sex abuse and cover up suits lawsuits against Sovereign Grace Ministries.

It’s dreadfully hurtful to child sex abuse victims when people in authority publicly back accused wrongdoers. And it hinders criminal investigations because it intimidates victims, witnesses and whistleblowers into staying silent.

Support Rev. Mahaney if you must. But do so privately in ways that don’t further harm depress and scare other child sex abuse victims into keeping silent and thus helping child predators escape detection and prosecution.

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SNAP criticizes church board for backing arrested pastor

Last Friday, Rev. Geronimo Aguilar, pastor of the Richmond Outreach Center, was extradited to Forth Worth, Texas where is he has been charged with seven felonies relating to the sexual abuse of two minors.

We are here today outside the Richmond Police Department headquarters for three reasons:

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CA- Psychologist to be arraigned

Psychologist to be arraigned

He’s accused of molesting four kids

Abuse victims urge others to “step forward

Group believes more are “still suffering in silence

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The Voluntary Resignation of Newark Catholic Official Changes Little

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

The voluntary resignation of one Newark Catholic official changes virtually nothing.

It’s Myers, not Doran, who put an admitted child molesting cleric in a hospital job, live in rectories, work in other dioceses, let him be around kids, hear their confessions and go to Canada with them.

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We Hope Church Officials Warn Parents

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A Wisconsin Catholic monk, recently arrested twice and accused of trying to assault Chicago area girls, is now out of jail and living with family in Lansing IL. He's Brother Thomas Chmura.   

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-benedictine-monk-bond-20130523,0,5431539.story

 

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First nation-wide Catholic abuse bankruptcy settles

Today's settlement is a true landmark for survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of Irish Christian Brothers and their employees. Because brave victims came forward, dozens of predators—some of whom were still in positions of power at schools and universities—have been exposed across the country. Communities including Chicago, Honolulu, Salinas, CA and Bergen County, NJ have now learned that many child sexual crimes and cover-ups happened in their local Irish Christian Brothers’ schools. Few groups of survivors have ever been able to expose so many criminals.

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TX- Victims want new Texas bishop to "come clean"

Victims want new bishop to "come clean"

He was allegedly told about a predator in 2002

SNAP asks prelate: “What did you do then, what are you doing now?

They urge El Paso's prelate to explain his role in a clergy sex abuse case

And victims also seek names of all child molesting clerics on church website

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CA- Child sex cases vs. notorious Jesuit settle

Six men who were sexually violated as kids by a widely-known Jesuit priest, who worked in the Bay Area for five years, have reached a settlement totaling nearly $20 million.

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/il_chicago/#mcguire

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