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Victims respond: Lockeford priest accused of abuse by second child, remains in ministry

We are saddened and disturbed to learn that despite a second allegation of abuse by Fr. Michael Kelly, Stockton Diocese officials still refuse to remove him from active ministry with children and families. Despite years of telling Catholics about child safety "reforms," Stockton Bishop Blaire still cannot do the one easy and simple thing to keep kids safe.

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Assault at Catholic children’s shelter concealed; SNAP responds

According to federal investigators, Houston Catholic Charities officials ‘had full knowledge of the extent of the assaults (on a child),’ ‘submitted erroneous … reports,’ and gave the child victim medical care “only the after they were ordered to do so by federal officials.’

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